Other ID: 58
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: This OCEANUS cruise was part of a continuing study of currents and sediment transport on the U.S. east coast continental shelf. The purpose of the cruise was to deploy one tripod (#174), one subsurface current mooring (#175) and one surface buoy; to grapple for a dragged current mooring (#161); to obtain grab samples; and to conduct hydrographic (temperature-XBT) observations.
Start Date: 1979-03-27
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1979-03-29
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Smith-MacIntyre grab, Camera- deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#174 and 175, both recovered FA 79021 OCEANUS 67 Aug. 6-13, 1979). Mooring recovered: part (#161 deployed FA 78031 ATLANTIS II 103, Sep. 28 - Oct. 5, 1978; only anchor and release were recovered, not current meter).
Staff: Bradford Butman, Stephanie Pfirman, Richard Rendigs, Marlene Noble
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci., Nick Lefteriou - elec. tech., Marlene Noble, Stephanie Pfirman, Rick Rendigs.