Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2014–2015
Description:This web page provides access to oceanographic and water-quality observations made at seven sites near the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO) as part of National Science Foundation “Bottom Stress and the Generation of Vertical Vorticity Over the Inner Shelf” project. The objective was to measure bottom stress at several locations with varying bottom depths, sediment types, and bedforms. Instruments to measure water temperature, conductivity, pressure, optical turbidity, and velocity were deployed between July 2014 and January 2015. Bottom platforms with upward-looking acoustic Doppler current profilers, pressure sensors, and water-quality sensors were deployed at all sites to characterize the local environment. At two sites downward-looking acoustic Doppler current profilers measured near-bottom velocity profiles and sonars mapped centimeter to meter scale bottom topography.
Duration: July 2014 - Jan 2015
USGS Principal Investigator: Christopher Sherwood
Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:
Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Martini, M.A., Trowbridge, J., Scully, M, and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2014–2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7542KQR.