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Publications

Butman, B., 1976, Hydrography and low frequency currents associated with the spring runoff in Massachusetts Bay: Memoires Societe Royale des Sciences de Liege, v. 6, no. 10, p. 247-275.

Signell, R.P., and Butman, B., 1992, Modeling Tidal Exchange and Dispersion in Boston Harbor, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 97, no. C10, 15,591-16,606 p.

Geyer, W., Gardner, G., Brown, W., Irish, J., Butman, B., Loder, T., and Signell, R., 1992, Physical Oceanographic Investigation of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, Technical Report MBP-92-03, Massachusetts Bays Program, U.S. EPA Region I/Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Office, Boston, Massachusetts, 497 pp.

Butman, B. and Bothner, M.H., 1998, Predicting the Long-Term Fate of Sediments and Contaminants in Massachusetts Bay.  U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 172-97.  Online at < http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs172-97/>

Valentine, P. and Butman, B., 1998, Mapping the Sea Floor and Biological Habitats of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region.  U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 078-98.  Online at <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs78-98/>

Bothner, M.A and Butman, B. (eds.), 2005, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean – Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1250.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1250/

Bothner, M.H. and Butman, B. (eds.), 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 on line at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/

Bothner, M.H. and Butman, B., Introduction, Section 1 in Bothner, M.A and Butman, B. (eds.), 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.  Also on line at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/

Butman, B. and Valentine, P.C., High-resolution geologic maps of the sea floor, Section 2 in Bothner, M.A and Butman, B. (eds.), 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.  Also on line at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Martini, M.A., Borden, J. Rendigs, R.R., and Blackwood, D., Long-term oceanographic observations in Massachusetts Bay:  field program, Section 3 in Bothner, M.A and Butman, B. (eds.), 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.  Also on line at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/

Butman, B., Signell, R.P., Warner, J.C., and Dalyander, P.S., Oceanographic setting, Section 4 in Bothner, M.A and Butman, B. (eds.), 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.  Also on line at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/

Butman, B., Warner, J.C., Bothner, M.H. and Dalyander, P. S., Predicting the transport and fate of sediments caused by northeast storms, Section 6 in Bothner, M.A and Butman, B. (eds.), 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.  Also on line at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/

Warner, J.C., Butman, B., and Dalyander, P.S., 2008, Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay.  Continental Shelf Research, 28, 257-282.

Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Scotti, A., Beardsley, R.C., and Anderson, S.P., 2006, Large internal waves in Massachusetts Bay transport sediments offshore.  Continental Shelf Research.  v. 26/17-18, pp 2029-2049.  doi:10.1016/j.csr.2006.07.022

Scotti, A., Beardsley, R.C., Butman, B., 2006, On the interpretation of energy and energy fluxes of nonlinear internal waves:  An example from Massachusetts Bay.  J. Fluid Mechanics, v. 561, pp. 103-1112.  doi:10.1017/S0022112006000991

Scotti, A., Beardsley, R.C., and Butman, B., 2007, Generation and propagation of nonlinear internal waves in Massachusetts Bay,  Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, C10001, doi:10.1029/2007/JC004313.

Scotti, A., Beardsley, R.C., Butman, B., and Pineda, J., in press, Shoaling of nonlinear internal waves in Massachusetts Bay.   Journal of  Geophysical Research.

Butman, B., Sherwood, C.R., and Dalyander, P. S., in press, Northeast storms ranked by wind stress and wave-generated bottom stress observed in Massachusetts Bay, 1990-2006.  Continental Shelf Research.

Scotti, A., Beardsley, R.C., Butman, B., and Pineda, J., 2008, Shoaling of nonlinear internal waves in Massachusetts Bay: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 113. doi:10.1029/2008JC004726.

Bothner, M.H., Butman, Bradford, Casso, M.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. Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1050/pdf/ofr2010-1050.pdf

Maps

Butman, B., Hayes, L., Danforth, W.W. and Valentine, P.C., 2003, Sea floor topography of Quadrangle 2 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Investigations Series Map I-2732-A.  Scale 1:25,000.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i-2732a/

Butman, B., Hayes, L., Danforth, W.W. and Valentine, P.C., 2003, Shaded relief and seafloor topography of Quadrangle 2 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2732-B.  Scale 1:25,000.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i-2732b/

Butman, B., Hayes, L., Danforth, W.W. and Valentine, P.C., 2003, Backscatter intensity and shaded relief of Quadrangle 2 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2732-C.  Scale 1:25,000.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i-2732c/

Butman, B., Hayes, L, Danforth, W.W., and Valentine, P.C, 2003, Sea floor topography of Quadrandgle 1 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts:  U.S. Geological Survey Investigations Series Map I-2731-A, scale1:25,000.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i-2731a/

Butman, B., Hayes, L, Danforth, W.W., and Valentine, P.C, 2003, Shaded relief and sea floor topography of Quadrandgle 1 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts:   U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2731- B, scale 1:25,000.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i-2731b/

Butman, B., Hayes, Laura, Danforth, W.W., and Valentine, P.C, 2003, Backscatter intensity, shaded relief, and sea floor topography of Quadrangle 1 in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts:  U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2731-C, scale 1:25,000.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i-2731c/

Butman, Bradford, Valentine, P.C., Danforth, W.W., Hayes, Laura, Serrett, L.A., and Middleton, T.J., 2004, Shaded relief, backscatter intensity and sea floor topography of Massachusetts Bay and the Stellwagen Bank region, offshore of Boston, Massachusetts:  U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigation Map I-2734, scale 1:125,000.  2 sheets.  Online at <http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/i2734/>

Barnhardt, W.A., Andrews, B.D., and Butman, B., 2006, High-Resolution Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf:  Nahant to Gloucester, Massachusetts.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1293.  DVD-ROM.  Online at <http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2005-1293/>

Ackerman, S.D., Butman, B., Barnhardt, W.A., Danforth, W.W., and Crocker, J.M., 2006, High-resolution geologic mapping of the inner continental shelf:  Boston Harbor and Approaches, Massachusetts.  U.S. Geolgical Survey Open-File Report 2006-1008.  DVD-ROM.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1008/

Poppe, L.J., Paskevich, V.F., Butman, B., Ackerman, S.D., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., and Blackwood, D.S.,  2006, Geological interpretation of bathymetric and backscatter imagery of the sea floor off eastern Cape Cod.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1048.  DVD-ROM.  Online at < http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2005-1048/>

GIS Libraries

Butman, B., and Lindsay, J.A. (Eds.), 1999, A marine GIS Library for Massachusetts Bay: focusing on Disposal sites, Contaminated Sediments, and Sea Floor Mapping.  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-439.  1 CD-ROM.  Online at <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/of99-439/>

Butman, B., Valentine, P.C., Middleton, T.J., and Danforth, W.W., 2007, A GIS Library of multibeam data for  Massachusetts Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Offshore of Boston, Massachusetts.  U.S. Geological Data Series 99, 1 DVD-ROM.  Also online at  http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/99/

Data reports

Butman, B., Evans, J., Polloni, C.P., and Lang, W., 1998, Time Series Photographs of the Sea Floor in Western Massachusetts Bay, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-797, 1 CD-ROM.   Online at < http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-797/>

Gutierrez, B., Butman, B.,  Blackwood, D., 2002, Photographs of the seafloor of western Massachusetts Bay, Offshore of Boston, Massachusetts.  U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report, 00-427, 1 CD-ROM.  Online at < http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2000/of00-427/

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts:  Data Report for 1989-2002.  USGS Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.  1 DVD-ROM.  Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds74/

Butman, B. Alexander, P.S., Anderson, S.P., Lightsom, F.L., Scotti, A., and Beardsley, R.C., 2006, The Massachusetts Bay internal wave experiment, August 1998:  Data Report.  U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 85, Version 2.0.  1 DVD-ROM.  Online at <http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/ds-85/>.

Butman, Bradford, Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N., 2008, Time-Series Photographs of the Sea Floor in Western Massachusetts Bay, Version 2, 1989-1996: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 265, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM. Also online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/265/

Butman, Bradford, 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, DVD-ROM. Also online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/266/

Butman, Bradford, Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., Borden, Jonathan, Casso, M.H., Gutierrez, B.T., Hastings, M.E., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T, Rendigs, R.R., and Strahle, W.S., 2009, Long-term oceanographic observations in Massachusetts Bay, 1989–2006: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 74, Version 3.0, DVD-ROM. Also online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/74/.

 

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