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Long term monitoring of currents, conductivity, temperature, salinity, sigma-theta, pressure, waves, chlorophyll A, oxygen, and meteorology from moorings deployed at two locations in Massachusetts Bay from the platforms WHITE HEATH, ASTERIAS, CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, MARCUS HANNA, ABBIE BURGESS, LOONEY, and ARGO MAINE from January 1, 1986 to February 8, 2006 (NCEI Accession 0060062)

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Measurements of currents and other oceanographic properties were made at two locations to understand the transport and long-term fate of sediments and associated contaminants in Massachusetts Bay, one to the south of the new ocean outfall (LT-A), and at a second location about 22 km to the southeast of the ocean outfall offshore of Scituate, Mass (LT-B). This set of field observations is part of a larger project to develop a predictive capability and understanding of the fate, transport, and environmental effects of sewage wastes discharged to the coastal ocean (see http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/bostonharbor/).
  • Cite as: Montgomery, Ellyn; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Woods Hole Science Center (2011). Long term monitoring of currents, conductivity, temperature, salinity, sigma-theta, pressure, waves, chlorophyll A, oxygen, and meteorology from moorings deployed at two locations in Massachusetts Bay from the platforms WHITE HEATH, ASTERIAS, CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, MARCUS HANNA, ABBIE BURGESS, LOONEY, and ARGO MAINE from January 1, 1986 to February 8, 2006 (NCEI Accession 0060062). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0060062. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 1986-01-01 to 2006-02-08
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 42.52
S: 42.1463
E: -70.57
W: -70.9155
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Associated Resources
  • U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection of measurements of current velocity, temperature, pressure and other data made in U.S. coastal waters between 1975 and present
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  • Butman, Bradford, Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., Borden, Jonathan, Casso, M.A., 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, v. 3.0, DVD-ROM. Also available online at https://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/74/.
  • 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. https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/
  • 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, B., Sherwood, C.R., and Dalyander, P.S., 2008, Northeast storms ranked by wind stress and wave-generated bottom stress observed in Massachusetts Bay, 1990-2006: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28, no. 10-11, p. 1231-1245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2008.02.010
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH2078.1
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2007.08.008
  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:USGS-Ocean-TS
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-02-18
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
This archival package contains only a snapshot of the USGS time series database. The data on the originator's website, http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/, may have updates that are not yet captured here.

USGS PI's: B. Butman, M. Bothner, and R. Signell

Collaborators: Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, U.S. Coast Guard, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Publications:

Butman, Bradford, Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., Borden, Jonathan, Casso, M.A., 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, v. 3.0, DVD-ROM. Also available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/74/

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 online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/

Butman, Bradford, Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.H., 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.H., 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 online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/266/

Butman, B., Sherwood, C.R., and Dalyander, P.S., 2008, Northeast storms ranked by wind stress and wave-generated bottom stress observed in Massachusetts Bay, 1990-2006: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28, no. 10-11, p. 1231-1245. DOI: 10.1016/j.csr.2008.02.010.

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.

Warner, J.C., Butman, Bradford, and Dalyander, P. Soupy, 2008, Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay. Continental Shelf Research, 28, 257-282.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Montgomery, Ellyn; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Woods Hole Science Center (2011). Long term monitoring of currents, conductivity, temperature, salinity, sigma-theta, pressure, waves, chlorophyll A, oxygen, and meteorology from moorings deployed at two locations in Massachusetts Bay from the platforms WHITE HEATH, ASTERIAS, CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, MARCUS HANNA, ABBIE BURGESS, LOONEY, and ARGO MAINE from January 1, 1986 to February 8, 2006 (NCEI Accession 0060062). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0060062. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Originator Keywords
  • Deployment of oxygen profiler and benthic chambers
  • Mooring exchange, oxygen profiles in sediment
  • Mooring work
  • Oxygen profiling in sediments
  • Photography
  • Sampling
  • Water sampling for radon measurements
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Originator Place Names
  • Boston
  • Boston Harbor
  • Boston buoy B
  • LNB Buoy
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Bay
  • Masschusetts
  • North America
  • North Atlantic
  • Scituate
  • Stellwagen Bank
  • United States
  • off Scituate
  • western Massachusetts Bay
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Montgomery, Ellyn; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Woods Hole Science Center (2011). Long term monitoring of currents, conductivity, temperature, salinity, sigma-theta, pressure, waves, chlorophyll A, oxygen, and meteorology from moorings deployed at two locations in Massachusetts Bay from the platforms WHITE HEATH, ASTERIAS, CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, MARCUS HANNA, ABBIE BURGESS, LOONEY, and ARGO MAINE from January 1, 1986 to February 8, 2006 (NCEI Accession 0060062). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0060062. Accessed [date].
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  • 2011-02-18T15:35:10Z - NCEI Accession 0060062 v1.1 was published.
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  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • buoy - moored buoy
  • CTD - moored CTD
  • current meter
  • fluorometer
  • meteorological sensors
  • mooring
  • oxygen sensor
  • pressure gauge
  • wave gauge - non-directional
Platform
  • ARGO MAINE
  • ASTERIAS
  • ASTERIAS
  • MOORINGS
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