USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-049-FA

Other ID: OC 20

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Milliman - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy moorings 124 and 125 near the ARGO MERCHANT and on Georges Bank respectively.


Start Date: 1976-12-28

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1976-12-29

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This is a WHOI cruise which deployed moorings 124 and 125 while collecting samples to delineate the ARGO MERCHANT oil spill. No WHSC personnel participated in field work. Moorings deployed: 2 (#124 and 125 recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT Mar. 3 - Apr. 17, 1977).


Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch - WHOI

Notes: Project = ARGO MERCHANT oil spill, ARGO MERCHANT oil spill


Nantucket Shoals, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.7 South: 40.45 West: -70.05 East: -69.5


photo of Oceanus



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-049-FA-OM-001 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)