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Field Activity Details for field activity 1975-004-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Vermersch - MIT

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy mooring #GBK1 (USGS mooring #101) on the southwest part of Georges Bank.


Start Port/Location: South Portland, ME

End Port/Location: South Portland, ME

Start Date: 1975-05-07

End Date: 1975-05-09

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring #GBK1, AKA #101, was deployed with 3 VACMs and one FILM CM; 2 surface buoys were deployed to bracket the subsurface mooring. Ship track: 410 nm.


Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch (MIT)

Notes: No indication how mooring was recovered on Aug. 23, 1975.


southwestern Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.95962046 South: 40.69174358 West: -67.58919272 East: -67.07658191


photo of Spar


Moody, J.A., and Butman, B., 1980, Semidiurnal bottom pressure and tidal currents on Georges Bank and in the Mid-Atlantic Bight: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1137,

Moody, J.A., Butman, B., Beardsley, R.C., Brown, W.S., Daifuku, P., Irish, J.D., Mayer, D.A., Mofjeld, H.O., Petrie, B., Ramp, S., Smith, P., and Wright, W.R., 1984, Atlas of tidal elevation and current observations on the Northeast American continental shelf and slope: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1611,


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's cruise report describing ship movement, equipment, personnel, and track map.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1975-004-FA-OM-001 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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