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Description: A field experiment designed to determine the near-bottom circulation in Buzzards Bay and the transport of fine-grained sediments. The transport of fine-grained sediments is important because some are contaminated with PCB's from inner New Bedford Harbor.

Duration: Jul-Aug 1982; Oct 1984-Oct 1985

USGS PI: B. Butman


Butman, B., Signell, R., Shoukimas, P., and Beardsley, R.C., 1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, 1982-1986 Data Report, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 212 p. Also available online at

Field Activity Reports: 1982-019-FA, 1982-044-FA, 1984-013-FA, 1984-020-FA, 1984-021-FA, 1984-022-FA, 1984-032-FA, 1985-001-FA, 1985-002-FA, 1985-003-FA, 1985-006-FA, 1985-020-FA, 1985-026-FA, 1985-036-FA, 1985-038-FA, 1986-020-FA, 1986-035-FA

Explore where measurements were made and the kinds of data collected during this
experiment using GoogleEarth (V4 or better required) and BUZZ_BAY.kml.

Map of experiment locations
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Links to the Data

Basic Sampling Interval Data access via THREDDS
Hourly Averaged Data

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