Other ID: GYRE 82-11; 11-G-82; 82-G-11
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Blake Plateau, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Frank T. Manheim
Information Specialist(s): Paul Bowker
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test new techniques to determine thickness, distribution and quality of mineral deposits on the Blake Plateau with special reference to manganese nodules and manganese-phosphate pavements; obtain ANGUS/ARGUS wide-angle bottom photos for visual ground truthing; collect pavement core samples; determine nodule concentration via MFES; and determine mineral thickness via seismic reflection/refraction.
Start Date: 1982-09-18
Start Port/Location: Morehead City, NC
End Date: 1982-09-28
End Port/Location: Miami, FL
Equipment Used: Dredge, Corer - gravity, Gravity meter (wh), Integrated Navigation System, ANGUS deep tow camera system, 3.5 kHz
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Camera lowerings - Approx. 45 hrs. and 18,000 photos; High-resolution acoustic profiling: 1000 km; MFES profiling: 100 km; Bottom reflection lowerings: 3; Bottom refraction experiment: 1; Dredges: 18 (300 kg rocks recovered); Cores: 11.
Staff: Candy Bostwick, Paul Bowker, Raymond E. Hall, Frank T. Manheim, Gregory Miller
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Frank Manheim - Chief Scientist; Paul C. Bowker - Curator, Core and Dredging; Sue Williams - Navigation and Data Curator; Greg Miller - Electronics Technician; Ray Hall - Watch and Paleontology; Candy Lane - Watch.
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/.
Popenoe, P., and Manheim, F.T., 2001, Origin and history of the Charleston Bump--geological formations, currents, bottom conditions, and their relationship to Wreckfish habitats on the Blake Plateau, in Sedberry, G.R., ed., Island in the Stream--Oceanography and Fisheries of the Charleston Bump: American Fisheries Society Symposium, v. 25.