Other ID: 56
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: mid-Atlantic shelf, Wilmington Canyon, Mud Patch, Great South Channel, Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 3 tripods (#168, 169), 3 current moorings (7 instruments, #172) and buoy; recover 5 tripod systems (#155, 156, 158, 160) and 5 current moorings (#165, 8 instruments); and obtain gravity cores.
Start Date: 1979-03-06
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1979-03-15
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Smith-MacIntyre grab, Plessey CTD, Camera- deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, 12 kHz, ORE sidescan, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered release and anchor; current meter #161 missing. Recovered moorings: 12 (#155, 156, 158, 159, 160, 161 [partial recovery, current meter missing], 163, and 165, all deployed FA 78031 ATLANTIS II 103 Sep. 28 - Oct. 5, 1978; #166 and 167 deployed FA 78035 WHITEFOOT Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 1978; #169 and 173 both deployed FA 79002 OCEANUS 56 Mar. 6-15, 1979). Deployed moorings: 6 (#168 [no recovery information]; 169 [grapple recovery on deploying cruise]; 170 [no recovery information]; 171 and 172 both recovered FA 79021 OCEANUS 67 Aug. 6-13, 1979; 173 [recovered on deploying cruise]).
Staff: Cynthia Bryden, Bradford Butman, Mary E. Hastings, Stephanie Pfirman, Richard Rendigs, David Twichell, Marlene Noble
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Chief Scientist; Cynthia Bryden, Allen Hemberger, Nicholas Lefteriou, Marlene Noble, Stephanie Pfirman, Richard Rendigs, Mary Polly Shoukimas, Dave Twichell.