USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-036-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Santa Barbara Channel, Hueneme Canyon, Mugu Canyon, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jingping Xu, USGS-Santa Cruz, Chief Scientist

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy subsurface moorings, 1 ea. in Hueneme Canyon and in Mugu Canyon; collect CTD and grab samples.


Start Date: 2007-09-11

Start Port/Location: San Diego, CA

End Date: 2007-09-13

End Port/Location: San Diego, CA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Temperature and salinity, Current, Submersible pumps, Grab sampler

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Success. CTDs: 9; Grab samples: 5; Deployed moorings: 2 (#838 in Hueneme Canyon and #839 in Mugu Canyon).

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Chief Scientist; Marlene Noble
Scientist; Kurt Rosenburg
Scientist; Joanne Ferreira
Field Support; Dave Gonzales
Field Support; Hal Williams
Field Support

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden, Field Support; Richard Rendigs, Field Support.

Location Map:


photo of Robert Gordon Sproul
Robert Gordon Sproul


Rendigs, R.R., Anderson, Roger Y., Xu, Jingping, Davis, Raymond E., and Bergeron, Emile, 2009, The Partition Intervalometer; a programmable underwater timer for marking accumulated sediment profiles collected in Anderson sediment traps; development, operation, testing procedures, and field results: URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Submersible pumps --- Surveys
Grab sampler --- Biology
2007-036-FA-SC-001 ( grab samples)