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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-020-FA

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

Dates: March 29, 2003 to March 31, 2003

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: Exchange moorings and collect sediment samples. This is part of the long-term USGS-MWRA cooperative study.

Type of Activity: Mooring work; Sampling; Photography;

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

Summary: Moorings deployed: 2 (#707 and 708 both recovered FA 03043 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 24-25, 2003). Moorings recovered: 1 (#696 deployed FA 02046 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 22-25, 2002). New Boston tripod - Deployed (#708); New Boston Subsurface - Deployed (#707); Old Boston Subsurface - Recovered (#696); Coring - 2 sites at Station 3; No Scituate sites occupied due to weather. The Boston Tripod (#697) was not recovered.

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

InfoBank: uses the identifier C-1-03-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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

Click to get Google Software - Download 03020.kml to view this field activity in Google Earth

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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 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)

Martini, Marinna, Butman, Bradford, and Mickelson, Michael J.,2007, Long-term performance of Aanderaa Optodes and Sea-Bird SBE-43 dissolved-oxygen sensors bottom mounted at 32 m in Massachusetts Bay: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, v. 24, no. 11: p. 1924-1935. (Also available at http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&doi=10.1175%2FJTECH2078.1)

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