USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-011-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William J. Strahle

Affiliate Investigator(s): Rob Thieler - Duke

Information Specialist(s): Marinna Martini

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover tripod #467, 3 buoys.


Start Date: 1996-05-20

Start Port/Location: Wilmington, NC

End Date: 1996-05-21

End Port/Location: Wilmington, NC

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring recovered: 1 (#467 deployed FA 96009 DAN MOORE Mar. 5, 1996).

Staff: Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:



Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 34.2 South: 34.15 West: -77.8 East: -77.75


photo of Dan Moore
Dan Moore


Gutierrez, B.T., Voulgaris, G., and Thieler, E. R., 2005, Exploring the persistence of sorted bedforms on the inner-shelf of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina: Continental Shelf Research, v. 25 no. 1, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2004.07.027.

Murray, A.B., and Thieler, E. R., 2004, A new hypothesis and exploratory model for the formation of large-scale inner-shelf sediment sorting and "rippled scour depressions": Continental Shelf Research, v. 24 no. 3, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2003.11.001.

Thieler, E.R., Schwab, W.C., and Cacchione, D.A., 1998, Wave and current measurements in a cross-shore scour depression on the shoreface off Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina [abs.]: , Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1996-011-FA-OM-001 ( Wrightsville mooring data)