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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-002-FA

Other ID: 56

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): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sidescan, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Biology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data: CTD

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 3 tripods (#168, 169), 3 current moorings (7 instruments, #172) and buoy; recover 5 tripod systems (#155, 156, 158, 160) and 5 current moorings (#165, 8 instruments); and obtain gravity cores.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1979-03-06

End Date: 1979-03-15

Equipment Used: 12 kHz, Bottom platform, Camera- deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Smith-MacIntyre grab, ORE sidescan, Plessey CTD

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered release and anchor; current meter #161 missing. Recovered moorings: 12 (#155, 156, 158, 159, 160, 161 [partial recovery, current meter missing], 163, and 165, all deployed FA 78031 ATLANTIS II 103 Sep. 28 - Oct. 5, 1978; #166 and 167 deployed FA 78035 WHITEFOOT Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 1978; #169 and 173 both deployed FA 79002 OCEANUS 56 Mar. 6-15, 1979). Deployed moorings: 6 (#168 [no recovery information]; 169 [grapple recovery on deploying cruise]; 170 [no recovery information]; 171 and 172 both recovered FA 79021 OCEANUS 67 Aug. 6-13, 1979; 173 [recovered on deploying cruise]).

Staff: David Twichell, Richard Rendigs, Stephanie Pfirman, Mary E. Hastings, Bradford Butman, Cynthia Bryden

Affiliate Staff:
Allen Hemberger
Nicholas Nick Lefteriou; USGS-Corpus Christi: Chuck Stelting
John West; Eliason Data Services: Andy Eliason

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Chief Scientist; Cynthia Bryden, Allen Hemberger, Nicholas Lefteriou, Marlene Noble, Stephanie Pfirman, Richard Rendigs, Mary Polly Shoukimas, Dave Twichell.
Project = Sediment Dynamics, Sediment Dynamics


mid-Atlantic shelf, Wilmington Canyon, Mud Patch, Great South Channel, Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 39 South: 38.7 West: -74.1 East: -73.64


photo of Oceanus



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Smith-MacIntyre grab --- Biology
Plessey CTD --- CTD
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1979-002-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 170; 19790307-19790700)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1979-002-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 79002)
1979-002-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, )
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1979-002-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )
ORE sidescan --- Sidescan
1979-002-FA-SO-002 ( microfilm of )
1979-002-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1979-002-FA-OM-001 ( MAB mooring data)

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