USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-076-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s):

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.


Start Date: 2009-11-09

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2009-11-09

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Digital camera, Current, DGPS, Bottom tripod, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Both moorings recovered with divers (Worley and Baldwin).

Staff: Brandy Armstrong, Sandy Baldwin, Jonathan Borden, Patrick Dickhudt, Marinna Martini, Christopher Sherwood, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: - This activity is related to Field Activities 09063 and 09065.
Project = Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory - Measurements and Modeling Applications, Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory - Measurements and Modeling Applications

Location Map:


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: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1113, URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2009-076-FA-OM-001 ( measurements collected during the deployment)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)