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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-008-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 HORNBEAM cruise was to deploy current meter moorings (#107, 109 and 110) at three locations on Georges Bank. A total of 3 surface markers and 2 subsurface moorings were deployed with 5 VACMs and two pressure-temperature gauges.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-03-29

End Date: 1976-03-31

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 3 (#107,109 and 110 all recovered FA 76031 OCEANUS 13 Aug. 12-24, 1976). XBTs: 18.

Staff: Bradford Butman

Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch (WHOI)
Willie Ostrom (WHOI)

Notes:

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.04838581 South: 40.75511713 West: -69.91999601 East: -67.44869506

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 of ship movement, personnel, equipment and data acquisition, and track map.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-008-FA-OM-001 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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