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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-003-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 objective of the WHITEFOOT cruise was to deploy current meters at two stations as part of the NSF shelf dynamics experiment, and to recover two bottom mounted instrument packages deployed for BLM sediment movement studies.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-02-21

End Date: 1976-02-27

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The primary recovery scheme failed on the first recovery attempt so that the bottom packages had to be recovered by grappling. The current meters were deployed and both tripods successfully recovered. Number of working days: 5; Total ship track: 680 nm; Moorings deployed: 2 (no mooring #s). Moorings recovered: 2 (#104 CINDY and #105 DEBBIE both deployed FA 75032 ATLANTIC TWIN Dec. 10-12, 1975).

Staff: Bradford Butman

Affiliate Staff:
Rob Pexton; Andrew Eliason (Eliason Data Services)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman and Rob Pexton.


Middle Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.5 South: 35 West: -76 East: -65


photo of Whitefoot


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 of ship movement, personnel, equipment and data acquisition.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-003-FA-OM-001 (MAB mooring data)

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