Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-034-FA

Other ID: 90

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: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 10 moorings, 1 tripod, 2 buoys; recover 2 tripods, mooring, buoys; collect XBT, CTD, suspended sediment samples in and around Lydonia Canyon; collect bathymetry in canyon axis; collect benthic grabs.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1980-11-24

End Date: 1980-12-03

Equipment Used: 12 kHz, Bottom platform, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Echosounder, CTD, Camera- deep sea, Niskin water sampler, XBT, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Too rough to recover Grassle's tripod GBQ; 2 surface buoys at K left for recovery during Jan. 1981 cruise (OCNS 091, FA 81002). Moorings deployed: 12 (#205, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, and 220 all recovered FA 81009 OCEANUS 95 Apr. 23 - May 6, 1981). Moorings recovered: 2 (#195 and 196 partial, deployed FA 80009 OCEANUS 81 May 23 - Jun. 1, 1980). XBT stations: 37; Surface salinity: 35; Bathmetry surveys at mooring stations: 5; Hydrographic stations: 38.

Staff: Bradford Butman, Mary E. Hastings, John Larson, Marlene Noble, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Frank Musialowski; Andy Eliason - Eliason Data Services; Barry Allen and Ivors Britte - LDGO; Linda Philbin - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Chief Scientist; John Larson, Frank Musialowski, Marlene Noble, Carol Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, Polly Shoukimas, William Strahle.
Project = Lydonia Canyon Sediment Dynamics, Lydonia Canyon Sediment Dynamics


Georges Bank, Lydonia Canyon, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.5 South: 40.25 West: -71.5 East: -67.4


photo of Oceanus



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
XBT --- Temperature
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1980-034-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape of BT data: inv. # 0941.)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1980-034-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 215; 19801201-19810429)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1980-034-FA-LN-001-01 ( Navigation data recovered from 9 track tape)
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1980-034-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1980-034-FA-OM-001 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)
1980-034-FA-OM-002 ( Lydonia canyon mooring data)

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program