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Long-term Oceanographic Observations in Western Massachusetts Bay Offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: Data Report for 1989-2002
Entry ID: USGS-DDS-74

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Abstract: Long-term oceanographic observations have been made at two locations in western Massachusetts Bay: (1) Site A (42ý 22.6' N, 70ý 47.0' W, 33 m water depth) from from 1989 to 2002, and (2) Site B (42ý 9.8' N, 70ý 38.4' W, 21 m deter depth) from 1997 to 2002. Site A is approximately 1 km south of the new ocean outfall that began discharging treated sewage effluent from the Boston metropolitan area ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.5   S: 42.0   E: -70.5   W: -71.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bradford Butman, Michael H. Bothner, P. Soupy Alexander, Frances L. Lightsom, Marinna A. Martini, Benjamin T. Gutierrez, and William S. Strahle
Dataset Title: Long-term Oceanographic Observations in Western Massachusetts Bay Offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: Data Report for 1989-2002
Dataset Series Name: USGS Digital Data Series
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 2.0
Issue Identification: DDS-74
Data Presentation Form: digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-12-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-01
Quality These data have been edited to remove wild points and data recorded when the
instruments were out of the water before and after deployment.

Biological fouling often degrades light transmission data after several months
of deployment. Organisms grow on the transmissometer lenses and gradually block
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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
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Digital Data Series, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (650) 329-5404
Email: mdiggles at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road
Mail Stop 531
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: NetCDF, ASCII
Fees: No fees
Beardsley, R.C., Limeburner, R., and Rosenfeld, L.K., 1985, Introduction to the CODE-2 moored array and large-scale data report, in, Limeburner, R., ed., CODE-2; Moored Array and Large-Scale Data Report: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report, WHOI v. 85-35, 234 p.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23