USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-047-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Farallon Islands, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): Steve Ramp, Naval Postgraduate School

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 3 moorings (#510, 511 and 512) from the Farallons dump site.


Start Date: 1998-11-03

Start Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

End Date: 1998-11-05

End Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment Transport Group mooring numbers 510-512. Moorings recovered: 3 (#510, 511 and 512 all deployed FA 97045 POINT SUR Nov. 11-14, 1997).

Staff: Robert Barton, Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
USGS Western Coastal and Marine Team: Marlene Noble; Naval Postgraduate School: Kurt Collins
Marla Stone

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Marinna Martini - cruise and shore mobilization, William Strahle - shore mobilization support, Richard Rendigs - cruise and shore mobilization, Joseph Newell - return shipping, if there is a problem, Robert Barton - cleanup of gear, repair of equipment at MOF, Jonathan Borden - mobilization support at MOF.
Project = Farallon Circulation Disposal Rates, Farallon Circulation Disposal Rates

Location Map:


photo of Point Sur
Point Sur


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1998-047-FA-OM-001 ( mooring data)