Other ID: OC 17
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: mid-Atlantic Bight, Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 3 and deploy 3 tripods and floats to monitor sediment transport; obtain XBTs to position the shelf-slope water front; collect water samples for suspended sediment analyses.
Start Date: 1976-12-03
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1976-12-10
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Grab sampler, Loran-C, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tripod #116 was dragged 4 miles and damaged approximately 6 days after deployment; however, some good data were obtained. See cruise report for full description. Deployed: 1 current meter (#118 recovered FA 77023 OCEANUS 29 July 6-13, 1977); Deployed: 2 tripods (#119 and 120 both recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT March 8 - Apr. 17, 1977); Recovered: 1 current meter (#115 deployed FA 76031 OCEANUS 13 Aug. 12-24, 1976); Recovered: 2 tripods (#116 and 117 both deployed FA 76044 WHITEFOOT Oct. 26-31, 1976); XBT profiles: 83; Transmissometer profiles: 22; Water samples (salinity): 95; Water samples (suspended matter): 65.
Staff: Bradford Butman, William Jaworski, William J. Strahle
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci.; Randy Fabro, Bill Jaworski, John Mclean, Gary Prisby, William Strahle.