USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-024-FA

Other ID: 85G-07-3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Rodgers Pass, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Temperature, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy a single-current meter mooring (#301) in Rodgers Pass, in the sill between Georges Basin and Wilkinson Basin. The mooring will monitor the seasonal flow of slope water between these two basins and will complement measurements by D. Brooks (TAMU) in Wilkinson Basin.


Start Date: 1985-07-24

Start Port/Location: Boothbay Harbor, ME

End Date: 1985-07-26

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Seismic reflection, Mooring tripod, XBT, 12 kHz, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: XBT Stations: 20; Mooring deployed: 1 (#301 recovered FA 86011 EDWIN LINK Jul. 20 - Aug. 1, 1986, with FA 86012 MARY LOUISE Jul. 20-22, 1986).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Bradford Butman, Gregory DiLisio, John Larson, John Moody, Carol M. Parmenter

Affiliate Staff:


Location Map:


photo of Gyre


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Seismic reflection ---
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
XBT --- Temperature
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1985-024-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-024-FA-OM-001 ( Gulf of Maine mooring data)