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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.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Savannah, GA

Start Date: 1978-02-02

End Date: 1978-02-06

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

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

Location:

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

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

Platform(s):

photo of Oceanus
Oceanus

Publications

Bothner, M.H., Johnson, P.P., 1981, 210 Pb in sediment cores from the Atlantic continental shelf: estimates of rates of sediment mixing, chapter 3 in Popenoe, P.,ed., Environmental geologic studies on the southeastern United States Atlantic outer continental shelf, 1977-1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report (81-582-A), https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr81582A.

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: http://europa.agu.org/?view=article&uri=/journals/jc/92JC00811.xml&t=noble.

Popenoe, P., 1981, A summary of environmental geologic studies on the southeastern United States Atlantic outer continental shelf, 1977-1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report (81-583), 45 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr81583.

Popenoe, P., ed., 1981, Appendices of environmental geologic studies on the southeastern United States Atlantic outer continental shelf, 1977-1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-582-B, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr81582B.

Popenoe, P., ed., 1981, Environmental geologic studies on the southeastern United States Atlantic outer continental shelf, 1977-1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-582-A, 15 maps, scale 1:250,000, https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr81582A.

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Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's cruise report, hydrographic station list of XBT's and CTD's, and track chart.
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Brief WHOI cruise report. Includes tripod schematic.

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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