USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-049-FA

Other ID: P-1-03-MB

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Monterey Bay Canyon Axis, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover partial moorings 705 and 706.


Start Date: 2003-11-25

Start Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

End Date: 2003-11-26

End Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#705 and 706 deployed FA 02057 POINT SUR Dec. 5-7, 2002). Moorings 705 and 706 recovered on this trip, the bottom instrument package and release lost due to release failure, the rest recovered. Mooring #704 broke free about 10 days earlier and was recovered by Marla Stone of the Naval Postgraduate School (FA 03056 SHANA RAE Nov. 19, 2002). The wire failed above the bottom instrument package and release and thus those were lost on this mooring also.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Menlo Park: Marlene Noble
Harold Williams
Jingping Xu
Joanne Ferreira; Naval Postgraduate School: Marla Stone

Notes: Original Center People field contained: At sea: Stephen Ruane, Marinna Martini, Jonathan Borden, Richard Rendigs.
Project = Monterey Canyon, Monterey Canyon

Location Map:


photo of Point Sur
Point Sur


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)