Other ID: OC 70
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Nantucket Shoals and Georges Bank areas, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Affiliate Investigator(s): John Vermersch, Jr. - WHOI
Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: This cruise will consist of field operations in support of a Nantucket Shoals flux experiment being conducted jointly by WHOI, USGS, NMFS, and Univ. New Hampshire. Cruise objectives include: recover acoustically released bottom pressure gauges at sites N1, N2, N4, and N5; reset gauges at original positions, with the exception of N2 gauge which is to be reset south of Montauk Point; recover and reset a subsurface current meter mooring at N3; recover two surface moorings at N2 and reset one; make at least one CTD section along the mooring track; and attempt to recover a USGS mooring by dragging 10 miles northeast of N2. Deploy mooring 181 on Georges Bank.
Start Date: 1979-09-17
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1979-09-21
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS Mooring 181 (previously deployed) was located so that surface VACM could be added. Mooring deployed: 1 (#181 partial, recovered FA 79035 OCEANUS 77, Dec. 13-20, 1979).
Staff: Bradford Butman
Notes: Project = Nantucket Shoals Flux Experiment, Nantucket Shoals Flux Experiment