USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-007-FA

Other ID: W-3A-91-NC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: nearshore Russian River, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

Principal Investigator(s): William J. Strahle

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover subsurface moorings #362, 363 and 364 and guard buoys that were deployed in November 1990.


Start Date: 1991-03-09

Start Port/Location: Yerba Buena, CA

End Date: 1991-03-13

End Port/Location: Yerba Buena, CA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 3 (#362, 363 and 364, all deployed FA 90048 WECOMA Nov. 19-21, 1990).

Staff: Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
A. Williams
J. Bouthillette
Hovey Clifford
J. Trowbridge
Wheatcroft - WHOI; Briggs - NOARI; Lesnikowski-Williamson and Associates Inc.; Sherwood - UW; Larison - Moss Landing

Notes: Original Submitted By field contained: Albert J. Williams, III.

Location Map:


photo of Wecoma


Wiberg, P.L., and Sherwood, Christopher R., 2008, Calculating wave-generated bottom orbital velocities from surface-wave parameters: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.010.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-007-FA-OM-001 ( mooring data)