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Field Activity Details for field activity 1976-049-FA

Other ID: OC 20

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Milliman - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy moorings 124 and 125 near the ARGO MERCHANT and on Georges Bank respectively.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1976-12-28

End Date: 1976-12-29

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This is a WHOI cruise which deployed moorings 124 and 125 while collecting samples to delineate the ARGO MERCHANT oil spill. No WHSC personnel participated in field work. Moorings deployed: 2 (#124 and 125 recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT Mar. 3 - Apr. 17, 1977).


Affiliate Staff:
John Vermersch - WHOI

Notes: Project = ARGO MERCHANT oil spill, ARGO MERCHANT oil spill


Nantucket Shoals, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.73743047 South: 40.59645956 West: -70.05782343 East: -69.88922414


photo of Oceanus


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) Information about water samples collected for oil analyses. No latitudes and longitudes for station locations are provided.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1976-049-FA-OM-001 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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