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Technology and Instrumentation

Butman, B., and Folger, D.W., 1979, An instrument system for long term sediment transport studies on the continental shelf:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 84, p. 1215-1220.

Hosom, D. S., and Butman, B., 1982, The Sea Data 651-4 data logger:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-111, 85 p., 52 figs., 3 tables.

Strahle, W.J., and Butman, B., 1985, Modification of EG&G vector averaging current meter to record light transmission and water conductivity:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-106, 22 p.

Moody, J.A., Butman, B., and Bothner, M.H., 1987, Near-bottom suspended matter concentration during storms: estimates based on in situ observations of light transmission and a particle size dependent transmissometer calibration:  Continental Shelf Research, 7, p. 609-628.

Lentz, S.J., Butman, B., and Williams, A.J., III, 1995, Comparison of BASS and VACM Current Measurements during STRESS,  J. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 12, p. 1328 - 1337.

Frye, D. von der Heydt, K., Johnson, M., Maffei, A., Butman, B., 1999, New Technologies for Coastal observatories, Sea Technology, 29-35.

Frye, Daniel, Butman, Bradford, Johnson, Mark, von der Heydt, Keith, Lerner, Steven, 2000, Portable Coastal Observatories, Oceanography, v. 13, No. 2/2000, p. 24 - 31.

Grosenbaugh, M., Anderson, S., Trask, R., Gobat, J., Paul, W., Butman, B., and Weller, R., 2002, Design and performance of a horizontal mooring for upper-ocean research.  J. Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, v 19, p. 1376-1389.

Scotti, A., Butman, B., Beardsley, R.C., Alexander, P. Soupy, Anderson, S.P., 2005, A modified beam-to-earth transformation to measure short-wavelength internal waves with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), J. Atmospheric and  Oceanic Technology, 22(5), pp. 583-59.

Martini, M., Butman, B., Ware, J. and Frye, D., 2006, Field test of acoustic telemetry for a portable coastal observatory, Oceans 2006.

Martini, M., Butman , B., Mickelson, M., 2007,  Long-term performance of Aanderra Optodes and Sea-Bird SBE-43 dissolved oxygen sensors at 32 m in Massachusetts Bay, J. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology,  24, 1924-1935.

Montgomery, E., Martini, M., Lightsom, F.L., and Butman, B., 2008, Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey oceanographic time-series measurement database: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2007-1194. Online at



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