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Field Activity Details for field activity 1975-020-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):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The cruise objective was to deploy one surface mooring (#GBK2, #102) and one intermediate mooring (#GBK3) in support of research on the low frequency variability of the region for the USGS.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1975-09-16

End Date: 1975-09-18

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Ship track: 320 nm; Moorings deployed: 1 (#102, recovered FA 76006 HORNBEAM Mar. 8-13, 1976).

Staff:

Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch (MIT)
C. Flagg (MIT)

Notes:

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 40.9033605 South: 40.70516324 West: -67.58449141 East: -67.21682655

Platform(s):

photo of Hornbeam
Hornbeam

Publications

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, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr801137.

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, https://doi.org/10.3133/b1611.

Portals/Viewers

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, personnel, equipment, and map of transit and mooring location.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1975-020-FA-OM-001 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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