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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-047-FA

Other ID: OC 17

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, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 3 and deploy 3 tripods and floats to monitor sediment transport; obtain XBTs to position the shelf-slope water front; collect water samples for suspended sediment analyses.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-12-03

End Date: 1976-12-10

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

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tripod #116 was dragged 4 miles and damaged approximately 6 days after deployment; however, some good data were obtained. See cruise report for full description. Deployed: 1 current meter (#118 recovered FA 77023 OCEANUS 29 July 6-13, 1977); Deployed: 2 tripods (#119 and 120 both recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT March 8 - Apr. 17, 1977); Recovered: 1 current meter (#115 deployed FA 76031 OCEANUS 13 Aug. 12-24, 1976); Recovered: 2 tripods (#116 and 117 both deployed FA 76044 WHITEFOOT Oct. 26-31, 1976); XBT profiles: 83; Transmissometer profiles: 22; Water samples (salinity): 95; Water samples (suspended matter): 65.

Staff: Bradford Butman, William Jaworski, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Randy Fabro
John Mclean
Gary Prisby; Bob Beauchamp - BLM; David Stremaitis - ERCO; John Milliman
Carol Parmenter
Lois Toner
John Vermersch - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci.; Randy Fabro, Bill Jaworski, John Mclean, Gary Prisby, William Strahle.
Project = Sediment Dynamics, Sediment Dynamics


mid-Atlantic Bight, Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41 South: 38.4 West: -73.6 East: -67.25


photo of Oceanus



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1976-047-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 120; 19761205-19770318)
Grab sampler --- Biology
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-047-FA-OM-001 ( MAB mooring data)

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