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Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-002-FA

Other ID: OC 39, Leg I

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, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 2 tripods (#142 and 143) on the Georgia shelf, conduct CTD and XBT observations, and collect bottom grabs #4706-4708 along the Atlantic continental shelf.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Savannah, GA

Start Date: 1978-02-02

End Date: 1978-02-06

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Camera- deep sea

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#142 and 143, both recovered FA 78009 ISELIN Apr. 10-15, 1978). XBT: 80; CTD: 15; Surface grab samples: 3 (#4706-4708).

Staff: Bradford Butman, Elizabeth Coward, Charles E. Deadmon, Alan Goodman, Frank W. Jennings, Stephanie Pfirman, Peter Popenoe, John West

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

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Chief Scientist, Elizabeth (Betsy) Coward, Charles Deadmon, Alan Goodman, Frank Jennings, Nicholas (Nick) Lefteriou, Stephanie Pfirman, Peter Popenoe, Gary Prisby, John West.
Project = Sediment Dynamics, Sediment Dynamics


Atlantic continental shelf, south Atlantic bight, Georgia, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.6 South: 31 West: -81 East: -70.75


photo of Oceanus


Gelfenbaum, G., and Noble, M., 1993, Significant bed elevation changes related to Gulf Stream dynamics on the South Carolina continental shelf: Continental Shelf Research, v. 13 no. 4, doi: 10.1016/0278-4343(93)90057-5.

Noble, M.A., and Gelfenbaum, G.R., 1992, Seasonal fluctuations in sea level on the South Carolina shelf and their relationship to the Gulf Stream: Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, v. 97 no. C6, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1978-002-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 143; 19780205-19780411)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1978-002-FA-OM-001 ( SAB mooring data)

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