USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-009-FA

Other ID: 81

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 5 tripods and 4 current moorings; deploy 3 tripods and 3 current moorings; replace surface buoys; conduct CTDs and XBTs; obtain box cores and surface grabs; conduct preliminary sidescan surveys at Georges Bank sandwave area and head of Lydonia Canyon; conduct hydrographic and suspended sediment transects; and collect bathymetry in Lydonia and Oceanographer Canyons.


Start Date: 1980-05-23

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1980-06-01

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Echosounder, Klein 531 sidescan, XBT, CTD, Smith-MacIntyre grab, Box corer, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Corer - gravity, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, 3.5 kHz, Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations; Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: CTD Stations: 43; XBTs: 49; Surface Salinity samples: 93; Navigation: 4 tapes; Box cores: 10; Grab samples: 6; Surface samples: 17. Moorings recovered: 9 (#183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, and 192, deployed FA 79035 OCEANUS 77 Dec. 13-20, 1979; and #191, deployed FA 80001 WHITEFOOT Jan. 3-23, 1980). Moorings deployed: 6 (#193, 194, 196, 197, and 198 all recovered FA 80030 OCEANUS 88 Oct. 23-31, 1980; and #195 recovered FA 80034 OCEANUS 90 Nov. 24 - Dec. 3, 1980).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Cynthia Bryden, Bradford Butman, John Larson, Marlene Noble, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:
Gerard McCarthy
Frank Musialowski; WHOI: Fred Grassle
Linda Porteous

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Chief Scientist; Mike Bothner, Cynthia Bryden, John Larson, Gerard McCarthy, Frank Musialowski, Marlene Noble, Carol Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, Dave Twichell.


Mid-Atlantic Shelf, Great South Channel, southern flank Georges Bank, Oceanographer Canyon, Lydonia Canyon, Atlantic Continental Shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.25 South: 38.45 West: -74 East: -67.15


photo of Oceanus



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1980-009-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tapes of BT data: inv. # 0940 and 2217.)
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1980-009-FA-SO-002 ( microfilm of )
1980-009-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
XBT --- Temperature
1980-009-FA-OM-001 ( Digital tapes of CTD STATION DATA.)
Smith-MacIntyre grab --- Biology
Box corer --- Biology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Corer - gravity --- Geology
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1980-009-FA-LN-001-01 ( Cruise track map.)
1980-009-FA-LN-002-01 ( Navigation data)
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-009-FA-SE-002 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1980-009-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1980-009-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 195; 19800527-19801202)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1980-009-FA-OM-002 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)
1980-009-FA-OM-003 ( MAB mooring data)