USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-008-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 HORNBEAM cruise was to deploy current meter moorings (#107, 109 and 110) at three locations on Georges Bank. A total of 3 surface markers and 2 subsurface moorings were deployed with 5 VACMs and two pressure-temperature gauges.


Start Date: 1976-03-29

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1976-03-31

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 3 (#107,109 and 110 all recovered FA 76031 OCEANUS 13 Aug. 12-24, 1976). XBTs: 18.

Staff: Bradford Butman

Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch (WHOI)
Willie Ostrom (WHOI)



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

North: 42.1 South: 40.7 West: -70.5 East: -68.75


photo of Hornbeam



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-008-FA-OM-001 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)