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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: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

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: 39.45481068 South: 38.47867796 West: -73.56140432 East: -72.97426677


photo of Whitefoot


Butman, B., Noble, M., Folger, D.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, pp. 1187–1205, doi: 10.1029/JC084iC03p01187.

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 summary of ship movement, personnel, and equipment and data acquisition notes. Includes map of mooring locations.

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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