USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-065-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): Sandy Williams, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover tripods 859 and 860; CTD casts.


Start Date: 2009-11-02

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2009-11-02

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Digital camera, DGPS, CTD, GPS (wh), Bottom tripod, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current

Information to be Derived: Time series data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Fired releases on tripods at both USGS sites, but no floats were sighted on surface. Fired releases at WHOI tripod site, but no floats were sighted on surface. No tripods were recovered. Performed CTD casts. Tripods were actually recovered on Nov. 9 by divers (2009-076-FA).

Staff: Brandy Armstrong, Patrick Dickhudt, Marinna Martini, Ellyn Montgomery, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:
Sandy Williams

Notes: This activity is based on Field Activity 09063.
Project = Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory - Measurements and Modeling Applications, Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory - Measurements and Modeling Applications


Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.69753 South: 41.43861 West: -70.8508 East: -70.66956


photo of Tioga


Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Thomas, J.A., Borden, J., Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E., Twomey, E., and Martini, M., 2011, Summary of oceanographic and water-quality measurements in West Falmouth Harbor and Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 2009-2010: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
DGPS --- Navigation
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)