Other ID: OC181, Leg 1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Rodgers Pass, Wilkinson Basin, Jordan Basin, Northeast Channel, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The OCEANUS cruise was part of a continuing study of the hydrography, circulation and sediment transport in the Gulf of Maine. The specific objectives of the cruise were to: 1) Conduct a detailed hydrographic survey of the Gulf of Maine; 2) Recover 2 moorings in the Northeast Channel; 3) Deploy 1 subsurface mooring in Rodgers Pass; and 4) Deploy instrumentation (3 tripods, 1 subsurface mooring and 3 surface buoys) in Massachusetts Bay.
Start Date: 1987-02-05
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1987-02-15
End Port/Location: Portsmouth, NH
Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Grab sampler, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 7 (#317, 318, and 319 recovered FA 87011 MARY LOUISE Apr. 8-10, 1987; #320, 321, and 322, recovered FA 87020 WHITE HEATH May 12, 1987; and #323 recovered this cruise. Moorings recovered: 4 (#323 deployed this cruise; UNH buoy adrift - recovered lower half; Brookhaven instrument package; surface buoy N1). Non-responsive mooring: 1 (#314 deployed FA 86017 GYRE Aug. 21 - Sep. 2, 1986). CTD stations: 95; Suspended sediment samples: 282; Oxygen samples: 92.
Staff: Bradford Butman, Mary E. Hastings, John Moody, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman (Ch. Sci.), John Moody, Richard Rendigs, Mary Polly Shoukimas, William Strahle.
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.