USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-058-FA

Other ID: S-1-04-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Palos Verdes Shelf, Los Angeles, California, United States, North America, North Pacific,

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jingping Xu, USGS-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 2 tripods, one subsurface mooring and 2 surface moorings on Palos Verdes Shelf to measure waves, turbulence, circulation, sediment resuspension, etc.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2004-02-09

Start Port/Location: San Diego, CA

End Date: 2004-02-17

End Port/Location: San Diego, CA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 4 (#757, 758 and 760, all recovered FA 04059 SPROUL June 10, 2004; #759 recovered FA 04060 SEA WATCH Apr. 6, 2004).

Staff:

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Menlo: Jingping Xu (ch. sci.)
Joanne Ferreira
Anne Gartner
David Gonzales
Lori Hibbeler
Walter Olsen
Kevin Orzech
Michael Torresan
Harold Williams

Notes: This is a Menlo Park cruise; no WHSC personnel participated.
Project = EPA Palos Verdes, EPA Palos Verdes

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Robert Gordon Sproul
Robert Gordon Sproul

Publications

Noble, M.A., Rosenberger, Kurt J., Xu, Jingping, Signell, Richard P., and Steele, Alex, 2009, Connections among the spatial and temporal structures in tidal currents, internal bores, and surficial sediment distributions over the shelf off Palos Verdes, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5094, 41 p. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5094/.

Wiberg, P.L., and Sherwood, Christopher R., 2008, Calculating wave-generated bottom orbital velocities from surface-wave parameters: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.010.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2004-058-FA-OM-001 ( mooring data)