USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-004-FA

Other ID: ARMN91-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Massachusetts Bay, Manomet, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): James Irish - UNH

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy surface moorings at 3 locations in Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays. The moored array is part of a study of coastal circulation and sediment transport.


Start Date: 1991-02-07

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1991-02-07

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, Loran-C, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#373, recovered FA 91017 ARGO MAINE, Jun. 16-19, 1991).

Staff: Adam Brown, Bradford Butman

Affiliate Staff:
James Irish
Ken Morey and Woody Lee - University of New Hampshire; EG&G representative

Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report and mooring log; no post-cruise information was available.

Location Map:


photo of Argo Maine
Argo Maine


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-004-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)