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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-006-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 cruise was to recover one current meter mooring and deploy five current meter moorings on Georges Bank.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-03-08

End Date: 1976-03-13

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Severe weather was encountered. Several Coast Guard buoys were serviced during the cruise. In addition, two days were spent in search of a drifting buoy. Two moorings were deployed (4 instruments), and one mooring recovered. The HORNBEAM was kindly made available to USGS for the mooring work. Working days: 1; Ship track (excluding CG search pattern): 750 nm (1350 km); Current meter stations: 2; XBTs: 15; Moorings deployed: 2 (#108 and 111, both recovered FA 76031 OCEANUS 13 Aug. 12-24, 1976). Moorings recovered: 1 (#102 deployed FA 75020 HORNBEAM Sep. 16-18, 1975).

Staff: Bradford Butman

Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch (WHOI); Andrew Eliason (Eliason Data Services)



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

North: 42.37928574 South: 40.73061852 West: -67.78223126 East: -65.67122083


photo of Hornbeam



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, with approximate cruise track.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-006-FA-OM-001 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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