Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Nantucket Shoals, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: This WHITEFOOT cruise was planned in response to the ARGO MERCHANT oil spill. Objectives were to deploy 1 current meter mooring (#123) and 1 tripod (#121) to determine subsurface flow pattern over Nantucket Shoals to predict and hindcast oil spill trajectories and monitor bottom conditions, particularly to observe any oil sinking to the bottom; and to obtain bottom grab samples at several shallow locations to determine if any oil was reaching the bottom.
Start Date: 1976-12-22
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1976-12-29
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Van Veen , Camera- deep sea, Current
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tripod deployed: 1 (#121 recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT Mar. 8 - Apr. 17, 1977); Current meter deployed: 1 (#123 recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT Mar. 8 - Apr. 17, 1977); Samples: 2.
Staff: Bradford Butman, David W. Folger, William J. Strahle
Notes: Project = ARGO MERCHANT Oil Spill, ARGO MERCHANT Oil Spill