Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: continental shelf south of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Replace bottom tripod system (#157) deployed on ATLANTIS II 103 (FA 78031) suspected of malfunctioning; deploy additional surface marker buoy at station for additional protection from bottom trawling; attempt to recover by grappling subsurface current mooring #162. (Trawler OCEAN STATE from Pt. Judith, RI fished up entire mooring. Flotation was returned but 1 VACM-TR and release dropped to bottom when chain parted.)
Start Date: 1978-10-30
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1978-11-02
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: XBT, Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Unable to recover Mooring #162 with grapple; instruments slipped from wire twice in rough seas; recovered small marker float only. Mooring recovered: 1 (#157 deployed FA 78031 ATLANTIS II Sep. 28 - Oct. 5, 1978). Moorings deployed: 2 (#166 and 167, recovered FA 79002 OCEANUS 56 Mar. 6-15, 1979). XBT stations: 4; Surface salinity samples: 4.
Staff: Bradford Butman
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci.; Nicholas (Nick) Lefteriou.