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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Report to the Massachusetts Bays Program: Physical Oceanographic Investigation of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays.
Author W. R. Geyer ; G. B. Gardner ; W. S. Brown ; J. Irish ; B. Butman
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
T. Loder
R. Signell
CORP Author Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, Boston.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1992
Report Number MBP-92-03
Stock Number PB2009-110813
Additional Subjects Massachusetts Bay ; Cape Cod Bay ; Physical oceanography ; Investigation ; Ocean circulation ; Mixing processes ; Hydrographic surveys ; Water properties ; Biological effects ; Chemical processes ; Geology ; Sediments
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2009-110813 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 05/27/2010
Collation 505p
This physical oceanographic study of the Massachusetts Bays was designed to provide for the first time a bay-wide description of the circulation and mixing processes on a seasonal basis. Most of the measurements were conducted between April 1990 and June 1991 and consisted of moored observations to study the current flow patterns, hydrographic surveys to document the changes in water properties, high-resolution surveys of velocity and water properties to provide information on the spatial variability of the flow, drifter deployments to measure the currents, and acquisition of satellite images to provide a bay-wide picture of the surface temperature and its spatial variability. A long-term objective of the Massachusetts Bays program is to develop an understanding of the transport of water, dissolved substances and particles throughout the bays. Because horizontal and vertical transport is important to biological, chemical, and geological processes in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, this physical oceanographic study will have broad application and will improve the ability to manage and monitor the water and sediment quality of the Bays.