USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-048-FA

Other ID: WCMA90-2; STRESS LEG 3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy surface marker buoys and 3 current moorings on California continental shelf in Sediment TRansport Events on Shelves and Slopes (STRESS) experiment to study resuspension/transport of fine-grained sediments in winter storms at sites C2, C3, and C4.


Start Date: 1990-11-19

Start Port/Location: Yerba Buena, CA

End Date: 1990-11-21

End Port/Location: Yerba Buena, CA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, Box corer, SBE 9 CTD, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 3 (#362, 363, and 364, all recovered FA 91007 WECOMA Mar. 9-11, 1991).

Staff: Bradford Butman, Marinna Martini, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: J. Bouthillette
H. Clifford
J. Hahn
J. Kemp
P. Snelgrove
R. Wheatcroft; U WA: C. Sherwood; APL: D. Jackson
B. Gropper
R. Light.

Notes: Leg 1: Nov. 14-17, 1990, Newport, OR to Yerba Buena, CA. Leg 3: Nov. 19-21, 1990, Yerba Buena, CA to Yerba Buena, CA. No USGS AMG personnel on Leg 2 or Leg 4.
Project = Sediment Transport Events on Shelves and Slopes (STRESS), Sediment Transport Events on Shelves and Slopes (STRESS)


northern California Continental Shelf, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 38.75 South: 38.65 West: -123.75 East: -123.25


photo of Wecoma



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Box corer --- Biology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1990-048-FA-OM-001 ( mooring data)