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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-019-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): Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 2 tripods (Sue #113, Debbie #114) to study sediment transport, and relight surface buoys.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-06-14

End Date: 1976-06-17

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Camera- deep sea

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed tripods: 2 (#113 SUE and #114 DEBBIE, both recovered FA 76024 ATLANTIC TWIN July 7-14, 1976).

Staff: Bradford Butman, Peter Johnson

Affiliate Staff:



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

North: 39.45 South: 38.5 West: -73.65 East: -73


photo of Whitefoot


Butman, B., Noble, Marlene, and Folger, David W., 1979, Long-term observations of bottom current and bottom sediment movement on the mid-Atlantic continental shelf: Journal of Geophysical Research, JGR, v. 84 no. C3, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1976-019-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 114; 19760616-19760410)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-019-FA-OM-001 ( MAB mooring data)

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