USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-003-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Middle Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objective of the WHITEFOOT cruise was to deploy current meters at two stations as part of the NSF shelf dynamics experiment, and to recover two bottom mounted instrument packages deployed for BLM sediment movement studies.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1976-02-21

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1976-02-27

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The primary recovery scheme failed on the first recovery attempt so that the bottom packages had to be recovered by grappling. The current meters were deployed and both tripods successfully recovered. Number of working days: 5; Total ship track: 680 nm; Moorings deployed: 2 (no mooring #s). Moorings recovered: 2 (#104 CINDY and #105 DEBBIE both deployed FA 75032 ATLANTIC TWIN Dec. 10-12, 1975).

Staff: Bradford Butman

Affiliate Staff:
Rob Pexton; Andrew Eliason (Eliason Data Services)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman and Rob Pexton.

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Whitefoot
Whitefoot

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-003-FA-OM-001 ( MAB mooring data)