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Summary for Field Activity Number 1991-003-FA

Alternate Leg ID: 0C234

Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Stellwagen Basin, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: January 31, 1991 to February 01, 1991

Objectives: Deploy surface buoys and instrumentation at 6 sites in greater Massachusetts Bay. This winter experiment is designed to study the resuspension and transport of fine-grained sediments by winter storms.

Type of Activity: Mooring work

Information to be derived: Time series data
Samples and Chemical Analysis
Grain size analysis
Suspended Sediment Concentrations

Summary: Deployed USGS Moorings: 4 (#369, 370, 371 and 372). Box cores: 8. Deployed UNH surface buoy and current meters: 2. Deployed UNH pressure gauge: 1. Deployed Surface drifters: 2 (#8172 and 8173).

USGS Project Number: PTRACE

Contact: Bill Strahle (

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Map of field activity boundary.

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The following materials for this field activity are available in the Information Archives:

Films (35 and 16mm) containing original data films and archived data microfilm. Original films are stored in the WHOI Data Library/Archive film vault. Cabinet storage is in the USGS-WHSC Data Library/Archive.

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