USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-053-FA

Other ID: PASTA Leg 3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Chienti River, Civitinova, Italy, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Europe, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Chuck Nittrouer, UW; Rocky Geyer, WHOI; Paul Hill, Dalhousie

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: CTD, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Current

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy EuroSTRATAFORM tripods (moorings #701, 702 and 703); assist others with seabed and water column sampling; USGS thermistors deployed by Cacchione and Puig (mooring #700).

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2002-11-07

Start Port/Location: Ravenna, Italy

End Date: 2002-11-13

End Port/Location: Ravenna, Italy

Equipment Used: Box corer, Kasten Corer, SBE 9 CTD, DGPS, Bottom tripod, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current, ADCP

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Heavy fishing pressure - extra guard buoys. Leg 3 moorings deployed: 3 (#701, 702 and 703 all recovered FA 03011 SEWARD JOHNSON Feb. 11-22, 2003). Cruise Legs 1, 2 and 3 Summary: 24 Oct. - loaded ship in Ravenna. 25-28 Oct. - Leg 1a (UW, ICM, OSU, IGM), 2 tripods, 1 mooring and 6 guard buoys were deployed near Po and Pescara; seabed coring and water column profiling occurred at night. 28 Oct. - 4 Nov. - Leg 1b (UW, IGM, OSU, ICM), seabed coring and water column profiling extended from Gargano to Po. 5-7 Nov. - Leg 2 (WHOI, IGM, ICM, UW), 4 tripods and 6 guard buoys were deployed near the Po and Ravenna; water column profiling occurred at night. 7-13 Nov. - Leg 3 (USGS, IGM, Dalhousie, WHOI, ICM), 3 tripods and 4 guard buoys were deployed near the Chienti; water-column profiling extended from Gargano to Po. 14 Nov. - unloaded ship in Ravenna.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:
Joanne Ferreira - technician (Leg 3); Dave Rubin - camera scientist (Leg 3); Scientists and technicians from 12 institutions

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Christopher Sherwood - Chief Scientist, tripod scientist (Leg 3); Jonathan Borden - technician (Leg 2 only).
Project = EuroSTRATAFORM, EuroSTRATAFORM

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Garcia Del Cid
Garcia Del Cid

Publications

Carniel, S., Warner, John C., Chiggiato, Jacopo, and Sclavo, Mauro, 2009, Investigating the impact of surface wave breaking on modeling the trajectories of drifters in the northern Adriatic Sea during a wind-storm event: Ocean Modelling, v. 30 no. 2-3, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2009.07.001.

Montgomery, E., Sherwood, C, Studying seafloor bedforms using autonomous stationary imaging and profiling sonars: OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE Proceedings Paper, .

Sherwood, C.R., Book, Jeffrey W., Carniel, Sandro, Cavaleri, Luigi, Chiggiato, Jacopo, Das, Himangshu, Doyle, James D., Harris, Courtney K., Niedoroda, Alan W., Perkins, Henry, Poulain, Pierre-Marie, Pullen, Julie, Reed, Christopher W., Russo, Aniello, Sclavo, Mauro, Signell, Richard P., Traykovski, Peter, and Warner, John C., 2004, Sediment dynamics in the Adriatic Sea investigated with coupled models: Oceanography, v. 17 no. 4, URL: http://www.tos.org/oceanography/issues/issue_archive/issue_pdfs/17_4/17.4_sherwood_et_al.pdf, download PDF.

Signell, R.P., Carniel, Sandro, Chiggiato, Jacopo, Janekovic, Ivica, Pullen, Julie, and Sherwood, Christopher R., 2008, Collaboration tools and techniques for large model datasets: Journal of Marine Systems, v. 69 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.02.013.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
Geology
Kasten Corer --- Geology
SBE 9 CTD --- CTD
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2002-053-FA-OM-001 ( mooring data)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Temperature
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
ADCP --- Current