USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1975-031-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Vermersch - MIT

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Replace instruments on moorings GBK2 and GBK3 and inspect mooring hardware.


Start Date: 1975-12-04

Start Port/Location: Vineyard Haven, MA

End Date: 1975-12-06

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Replaced VACM (102) on GBK2; 1/2 in. chain showed no wear since deployment in September from USCGC HORNBEAM. Attempted to recover mooring GBK3 at the same site, but high swells strained hauling equipment so recovery attempt was aborted. Mooring was redeployed at its original position (40d51minN, 67d25minW).


Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch - MIT


Location Map:


photo of Whitefoot


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1975-031-FA-OM-001 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)