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Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-009-FA

Other ID: none

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: Recover 2 tripods off the Georgia-South Carolina continental shelf at Site A (#142) and Site C (#143); deploy 1 tripod (#147, Site A).


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1978-04-10

End Date: 1978-04-15

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#142 and 143 deployed FA 78002 OCEANUS 39 Feb. 2-6, 1978). Moorings deployed: 1 (#147 recovered FA 78018 WHITEFOOT Jul. 13, 1978).

Staff: William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Corpus Christi: John West

Notes: No post-cruise report found; information derived from mooring log.


Georgia shelf, South Carolina shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 32.60853098 South: 31.10677555 West: -80.23804301 East: -78.6126709


photo of Columbus Iselin
Columbus Iselin


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:

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.,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1978-009-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 147; 19780414-19780713)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1978-009-FA-OM-001 (SAB mooring data)

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