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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: Mooring tripod, 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



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
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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