Other ID: 67
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: This cruise was part of a continuing study of currents and sediment transport on the United States East Coast Continental Shelf. Objectives were to: recover 1 tripod and 3 current moorings; deploy 4 tripods and 3 current moorings; repair/replace surface buoys; obtain grab samples at mooring locations, obtain gravity cores at selected sites; conduct temperature/salinity surveys and collect suspended matter samples for talc analyses; and conduct a sidescan survey of large-scale bedforms on Georges Bank.
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Start Date: 1979-08-06
End Date: 1979-08-13
Equipment Used: Plessey CTD, Smith-MacIntyre grab, Corer - gravity, Klein 531 sidescan, Boomer, Camera- deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Single channel hydrophone, 12 kHz, Bottom platform
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 4; Georges Bank: #171 (deployed FA 79002 OCEANUS 56 Mar. 6-15, 1979); 174 and 175 (both deployed FA 79004 OCEANUS 58 Mar. 27-29, 1979); Mid-Atlantic: #172 (deployed FA 79002 OCEANUS 056 Mar. 6-15, 1979). Moorings deployed: 7; Georges Bank: #176 (recovered FA 79035 OCEANUS 77 Dec. 13-20, 1979); 178 (recovered FA 80001 WHITEFOOT Jan. 3-23, 1980); 181 and 182 (both recovered FA 79035 OCEANUS 77 Dec. 13-20, 1979); Mid-Atlantic: #177 (recovered FA 80001 WHITEFOOT Jan. 3-23, 1980), 179 (recovered FA 79035 OCEANUS 77 Dec. 13-20, 1979), 180 (recovered FA 80001 WHITEFOOT Jan. 3-23, 1980, surface buoy gone, mooring lost). Klein Sidescan, Uniboom survey: Georges Shoal, Little Georges, Great South Channel; Hydrographic stations: 59; XBT: 28; CTD: 23; Surface salinity: 47; Grab samples: 12; Gravity cores: 3; Suspended matter (talc): 15.
Staff: Bradford Butman, Mary E. Hastings, John Moody, Carol M. Parmenter, Stephanie Pfirman, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, John West, Marlene Noble
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci.; Jim Howley, Nicholas Lefteriou, John Moody, Marlene Noble, Carol Parmenter, Stephanie Pfirman, Richard Rendigs, Polly Shoukimas, William Strahle, John West.
Mid-Atlantic Shelf, Mud Patch, Georges Bank, Georges Shoal, Little Georges, Great South Channel, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.