Other ID: 78-G7; 78-G-7
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, Mud Patch, Middle Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf, Massachusetts, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Information Specialist(s): Richard Rendigs
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect hydrographic and suspended matter data on Georges Bank and continental shelf areas off the New England and Middle Atlantic States. This is an ongoing study to determine the seasonal distribution and composition of suspended matter along the eastern seaboard. Additional cruise objectives were the deployment and recovery of three moorings with attached current meters and sediment traps. Sediment samples were collected at three locations with a grab sampler and with a hydrostatically damped gravity corer.
Start Date: 1978-08-19
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1978-09-01
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Niskin water sampler, Montedoro Whitney transmissometer with nephelometer, CTD, Turner 110 Fluorometer, Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Current, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Loran-A, 3.5 kHz
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Stations: 13; XBT (underway): 127; CTD/Transmissometer/suspended matter stations: 116; Sediment trap arrays: 3; 24-hour monitoring stations: 3; Suspended Matter Millepore samples: 286; Suspended Matter Nucleopore samples: 187; Suspended Matter Mineralogy samples: 79; Chlorophyll samples: 276; Nutrient samples: 274; Grab samples: 4; Cores: 3. Moorings deployed and recovered: 3 (#154, VACM w/transmissometer; 2 current meters w/ sediment traps).
Staff: Michael Bothner, Wayne Ferrebee, Peter Johnson, Carol M. Parmenter, Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner - Ch. Sci.; William Doonan, Wayne Ferrebee, Peter Johnson, John McClane, Carol Parmenter, Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, Nora Thom.