Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The objective of the cruise was to recover one current meter mooring and deploy five current meter moorings on Georges Bank.
Start Date: 1976-03-08
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1976-03-13
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Severe weather was encountered. Several Coast Guard buoys were serviced during the cruise. In addition, two days were spent in search of a drifting buoy. Two moorings were deployed (4 instruments), and one mooring recovered. The HORNBEAM was kindly made available to USGS for the mooring work. Working days: 1; Ship track (excluding CG search pattern): 750 nm (1350 km); Current meter stations: 2; XBTs: 15; Moorings deployed: 2 (#108 and 111, both recovered FA 76031 OCEANUS 13 Aug. 12-24, 1976). Moorings recovered: 1 (#102 deployed FA 75020 HORNBEAM Sep. 16-18, 1975).
Staff: Bradford Butman