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).


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).

Location Map:


photo of Garcia Del Cid
Garcia Del Cid


Data Acquired

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