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Long-Term Oceanographic Observations in Massachusetts Bay, 1989-2006
Entry ID: MassBay_LongTerm

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Summary
Abstract: This data report presents long-term oceanographic observations made in western Massachusetts Bay at long-term site LT-A (42° 22.6' N., 70° 47.0' W.; nominal water depth 32 meters) from December 1989 through February 2006 and long-term site B LT-B (42° 9.8' N., 70° 38.4' W.; nominal water depth 22 meters) from October 1997 through February 2004. The observations were collected as part of a U.S. ... View entire text

Purpose: The long-term oceanographic observations were designed to understand the transport and long-term fate of sediments and associated contaminants in Massachusetts Bay. LT-A is located approximately 1 km south of the new ocean outfall that began discharging treated sewage effluent from the Boston metropolitan area into Massachusetts Bay on September 6, 2000. LT-B is located about 28 km southeast of ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.5   S: 42.0   E: -70.5   W: -71.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bradford Butman P.S. Dalyander M.H. BothnerJonathan Borden M.A. Casso B.T. Gutierrez M.E. Hastings F.S. Lightsom M.A. Martini E.T. Montgomery R.R. Rendigs W.S. Strahle
Dataset Title: Long-Term Oceanographic Observations in Massachusetts Bay, 1989-2006
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/74/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31
Quality LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Data is logically consistent

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Data set is complete

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: See http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/74/
PROCESS DATE: 2006
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or ... View entire text
Use Constraints These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Woods Hole Science Center, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ELLYN T. MONTGOMERY
Phone: 508-457-2356
Email: emontgomery at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center
384 Woods Hole Rd
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 508-457-2212
Email: bbutman at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Science Center 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: Massachusetts
Postal Code: 02543-1598
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-05-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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