USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-031-FA

Other ID: 154

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Mud Patch, Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Melbourne G. Briscoe - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: This is a WHOI physical oceanography-currents cruise to the northwest Atlantic, part of the long-term upper ocean study. WHOI deployed USGS mooring #283 on Mud Patch as replacement for a possibly failed tripod, on behalf of WHSC.


Start Date: 1984-05-16

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1984-05-23

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#283, recovered FA 84024 OCEANUS 159 Nov. 13-20, 1984).


Affiliate Staff:
M. Briscoe - WHOI
Ch. Sci.; David Simoneau - WHOI
Sr. Research Assistant

Notes: This was a WHOI cruise; no USGS personnel aboard.

Location Map:


photo of Oceanus


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1984-031-FA-OM-001 ( NE slope mooring data)