USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-015-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: 6 miles south of Smith Point, Nantucket Shoals, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover a pressure mooring off Nantucket Island (mooring #256).


Start Date: 1982-05-26

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1982-05-26

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Release confirmed, but mooring would not release. Recovered via dragging. Float came to surface after being touched by grappling hook; pressure sensor lost. Mooring recovered: 1 (#256 deployed FA 82011 WHITEFOOT Apr. 21, 1982).

Staff: Bradford Butman, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Frank Musialowski

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Frank Musialowski, William Strahle.

Location Map:


photo of Whitefoot


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1982-015-FA-OM-001 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)