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Summary Information for Field Activity 2002-045-FA

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

Dates: May 21, 2002 to May 22, 2002

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   William Martin - WHOI

Objectives: Exchange moorings at the LNB site and off Scituate. Collect sediment samples and oxygen profiles at our long-term monitoring stations.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Photography;

Information to be derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary: Moorings deployed: 4 (#689, 690, 691 and 692, all recovered FA 02046 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 22-25, 2002). Moorings recovered: 5 (#682, 683, 684, 685 and 686, all deployed FA 02026 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 5-6, 2002). 8 cores collected at Station 3; 2 cores collected at Station 2; 2 water samples recovered; 13 tube traps recovered/deployed. Recovered Anderson trap sample at LNB location - a good one; redeployed same at LNB location. Honjo traps recovered at LNB and Scituate - both worked; redeployed Honjo traps at same sites. WHOI scientists deployed/recovered oxygen profiler 2x at each USGS station (2 and 3). WHOI scientists deployed 2 SQUIRTS instruments (porewater sampling devices) near USGS Station 3 to be recovered 1 week later.

Contact: Michael Casso (mcasso@usgs.gov)
Fran Lightsom (flightsom@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-2-02-MA. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2008/07/awards.html

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Platform Info:
photo of MARCUS HANNA
MARCUS HANNA

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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/)

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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds74/)

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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/266/)

Kalnejais, Linda H., Martin, William R., Signell, Richard P., and Bothner, Michael H.,2007, Role of sediment resuspension in the remobilization of particulate-phase metals from coastal sediments: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 41, no. 7: p. 2282-2288. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es061770z)

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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2007.08.008)

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 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.012)

Bothner, Michael H., Butman, Bradford, and Casso, Michael A.,2010, Review of oceanographic and geochemical data collected in Massachusetts Bay during a large discharge of total suspended solids from Boston's sewage-treatment system and ocean outfall in August 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1050, 11 p.. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1050/)

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Western Mass Bay mooring data

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