Other ID: 85-3
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): John Moody
Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Check locations of tripods #291 and 292. Establish marker for tripod #291.
Start Date: 1985-02-15
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1985-02-19
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: LEG 1, 2/15: Depart Woods Hole to check location of Tripod #291. Ttripod not in place; returned to dock for additional equipment. LEG 2, 2/15: Depart Woods Hole for tripod site. Made 4 ranges to establish location of tripod; left Norwegian float in vicinity; returned to WHOI dock. LEG 3, 2/19: Depart Woods Hole for tripod site. Picked up Norwegian float and made 3 additional ranges; tripod snagged on 3rd pass with grappling hook (tripod had been dragged about 100 m by ice); returned Tripod #291 to bottom at same location. Departed to site of Tripod #292; tripod was upright and surface float sighted. Returned to WHOI dock.
Staff: John Larson, John Moody, Joseph S. Newell, William J. Strahle
Butman, B., Signell, Richard, Shoukimas, Polly, and Beardsley, Robert C., 1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr885.