USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-044-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): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 2 tripods to monitor sediment transport, one on the southern flank of Georges Bank (#116) and one in the Baltimore Canyon Trough area (#117) on the continental shelf. Obtain cross-shelf temperature measurements to position the shelf-slope water boundary near the tripods and assist current meter data interpretation.


Start Date: 1976-10-26

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1976-10-31

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Loran-C, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#117 Baltimore Canyon Trough, #116 Georges Bank, both recovered FA 76047 OCEANUS 17 Dec. 3-10, 1976); XBTs: 21.

Staff: Bradford Butman, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci.; William Strahle - engineer.


Baltimore Canyon Trough, Wilmington Canyon, Georges Bank, North Atlantic Bight, Middle Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.5 South: 38.5 West: -73.75 East: -67.2


photo of Whitefoot



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1976-044-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 117; 19761028-19761209)
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-044-FA-OM-001 ( MAB mooring data)