USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-006-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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 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

Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch (WHOI); Andrew Eliason (Eliason Data Services)



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

North: 42.1 South: 39.3 West: -70.8 East: -65.5


photo of Hornbeam



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-006-FA-OM-001 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)