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Summary Information for Field Activity 2005-033-FA

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

Dates: August 15, 2005 to August 15, 2005

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: Collect sediment cores from Monitoring Stations 4 and 8 in Boston Harbor for metals analysis.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;

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

Summary: 4 sediment cores were collected using push poles from the surface ship near the time of low tide. All cores were located about 25 feet NW of the Boston Harbor Station 4 target location. Due to the current and the difficulty of collecting cores at Station 4, we decided to cancel attempting core collection at Station 8 (which would have had deeper water and stronger current).

Contact: Michael Casso (mcasso@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier U-1-05-BH. Visit this site for more information.

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

Platform Info:
USCG 49 FOOT BUOY TENDER

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/)

Data Types and Locations:

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