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Summary Information for Field Activity 2001-023-FA

Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Scituate, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 23, 2001 to May 24, 2001

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   William Martin - WHOI

Objectives: Exchange moorings, collect sediment cores, and deploy oxygen profiler and benthic chambers.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Photography;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Suspended sediment concentrations

Summary: Extra cores collected at Station 3 for Bill Martin's team for processing at the Coast Guard dock. Problem with bottom sealing mechanism (cheese slicer) on HDC corer, especially at Station 2. Successfully deployed both WHOI benthic chambers at Station 3 using mini-camera setup. Moorings deployed: 6 (#644 and 645 both recovered FA 01024 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 23, 2001; #646 and 647 recovered FA 01080 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Oct. 26-30, 2001; #648 recovered FA 01061 CHRISOPHER ANDREW Jun. 20, 2001; #649 recovered FA 01068 CHRISTPHER ANDREW Aug. 16, 2001, then redeployed and recovered FA 01085 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Dec. 5, 2001). Moorings recovered: 3 (#637, 638 and 639 all deployed FA 01022 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 13-14, 2001).

Contact: Michael Casso (
Fran Lightsom (

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-3-01-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C.,2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p.. (Also available at

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S.,2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N.,2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266, Version 1.0, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

Rendigs, Richard R., and Bothner, Michael H.,2002, Temporal changes in grain size and organic-mineral aggregates in surficial sediments near the Massachusetts Bay outfall Site: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-499, 47 p.. (Also available at

Warner, J. C., Butman, B., and Dalyander, P. S.,2008, Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28, no. 2: p. 257-282. (Also available at

Warner, John C., Sherwood, Christopher R., Signell, Richard P., Harris, Courtney K., and Arango, Hernan G.,2008, Development of a three-dimensional, regional, coupled wave, current, and sediment-transport model: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34, no. 10: p. 1284-1306. (Also available at

Data Types and Locations:

LogsOceanographic Measurements

Western Mass Bay mooring data


Deck photos of field activity operations



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