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Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-001-FA

Other ID: OC 38

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: Retrieve 2 tripods and 1 current mooring; deploy 4 tripods and 3 current moorings; and conduct XBT and CTD observations as weather and time permit.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1978-01-19

End Date: 1978-01-26

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

Information to be Derived: Time series data;Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 3 (#135, 136 and 137 all deployed FA 77032 ADVANCE II Sep. 7-23, 1977). Tripods deployed: 4 (#138, 139, 140, and 141 all recovered FA 78010 OCEANUS 45 May 10-18, 1978). Current Moorings deployed: 3 (#144, 145, and 146 all recovered FA 78010 OCEANUS 45 May 10-18, 1978). Surface salinity samples: 130; XBT: 96; CTD: 31; Surface grabs samples: 6 (USGS stations 4700-4705).

Staff: Bradford Butman, Sandra Conley, Stephanie Pfirman, William J. Strahle, John West, Marlene Noble

Affiliate Staff:
Ann Grinder
Nicholas (Nick) Lefteriou
Gary Prisby; Andrew Eliason - Eliason Data Services

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Chief Scientist, Sandra Conley, Ann Grinder, Nicholas (Nick) Lefteriou, Marlene Noble, Stephanie Pfirman, Gary Prisby, William Strahle, John West.
Project = Sediment Dynamics, Sediment Dynamics


Middle Atlantic Bight, Georges Bank, New Jersey Continental Shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.4 South: 38.4 West: -74 East: -67.3


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) Chief Scientist's daily log of ship movement, equipment and data acquisition notes, station locations for equipment, surface salinity, XBT, CTD, and surface grab samples. Includes a trackmap.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1978-001-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 141; 19780122-19780514)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1978-001-FA-OM-002 (MAB mooring data)
1978-001-FA-OM-001 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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