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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-044-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, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 2 tripods to monitor sediment transport, one on the southern flank of Georges Bank (#116) and one in the Baltimore Canyon Trough area (#117) on the continental shelf. Obtain cross-shelf temperature measurements to position the shelf-slope water boundary near the tripods and assist current meter data interpretation.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-10-26

End Date: 1976-10-31

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Loran-C, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#117 Baltimore Canyon Trough, #116 Georges Bank, both recovered FA 76047 OCEANUS 17 Dec. 3-10, 1976); XBTs: 21.

Staff: Bradford Butman, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci.; William Strahle - engineer.


Baltimore Canyon Trough, Wilmington Canyon, Georges Bank, North Atlantic Bight, Middle Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.5 South: 38.5 West: -73.75 East: -67.2


photo of Whitefoot



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. Includes trackmap with mooring locations.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1976-044-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 117; 19761028-19761209)
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-044-FA-OM-001 (MAB mooring data)

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