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Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-010-FA

Other ID: OC 45

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): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 4 tripods (#138, 139, 140, and 141) and 3 current moorings (#144, 145, and 146); deploy 2 tripods (#148 and 149) and 2 current moorings (#150 and 151); repair/replace surface marker buoys and lights as necessary; obtain piston and hydrostatically damped cores from Mud Patch south of Martha's Vineyard; and collect CTD, XBT and suspended sediment samples.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1978-05-10

End Date: 1978-05-18

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, CTD, Camera- deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 4 (#148,149,150, and 151, recovered FA 78031 ATLANTIS II 103 Sep. 28 - Oct. 5, 1978). Moorings recovered: 7 (#138, 139, 140, 141, 144, 145, and 146, all deployed FA 78001 OCEANUS 38 Jan. 19-26, 1978). XBT: 80; CTD/transmissions: 58; Surface salinity samples: 121; Surface grab samples: 6; Piston cores: 5; Hydrostatically damped cores: 5.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Bradford Butman, Sally Needell, Carol M. Parmenter, Stephanie Pfirman, Richard Rendigs, John West

Affiliate Staff:
Gary Prisby
Nora Thom; Andrew Eliason - Eliason Data Services; Dave Stremaitis - Energy Resources Co.; Jim Broda - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Chief Scientist; Mike Bothner, Carol Parmenter, Stephanie Pfirman, Gary Prisby, Richard Rendigs, Nora Thom, John West, Sally Wood.
Project = Sediment Dynamics, Sediment Dynamics


Georges Bank, Middle Atlantic continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.5 South: 38.5 West: -74 East: -67


photo of Oceanus



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1978-010-FA-OM-001 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)
1978-010-FA-OM-002 ( MAB mooring data)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1978-010-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 149; 19780511-19781001)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation

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