USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-008-FA

Other ID: 86-G-8

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): John Moody

Affiliate Investigator(s): David Brooks

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover current moorings in Rodgers Pass and deploy current moorings in Rodgers Pass and on Truxton Swell to map flow of slope water between major basins in the Gulf of Maine.


Start Date: 1986-06-19

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1986-06-27

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Shoreline Erosion;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Rodgers Pass: Mooring 310 deployed. Mooring 301 was not recovered. Multiple lines for XBT/CTD survey deployed. Truxton Swell: Mooring 311 deployed. Multiple lines for XBT/CTD survey deployed.

Staff: John Moody, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
David Brooks
Chief Scientist


Location Map:


photo of Gyre


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1986-008-FA-OM-001 ( Gulf of Maine mooring data)