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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-004-FA

Other ID: 58

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, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: This OCEANUS cruise was part of a continuing study of currents and sediment transport on the U.S. east coast continental shelf. The purpose of the cruise was to deploy one tripod (#174), one subsurface current mooring (#175) and one surface buoy; to grapple for a dragged current mooring (#161); to obtain grab samples; and to conduct hydrographic (temperature-XBT) observations.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1979-03-27

End Date: 1979-03-29

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Camera- deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Smith-MacIntyre grab

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#174 and 175, both recovered FA 79021 OCEANUS 67 Aug. 6-13, 1979). Mooring recovered: part (#161 deployed FA 78031 ATLANTIS II 103, Sep. 28 - Oct. 5, 1978; only anchor and release were recovered, not current meter).

Staff: Bradford Butman, Marlene Noble, Stephanie Pfirman, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Nick Lefteriou - elec. tech.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci., Nick Lefteriou - elec. tech., Marlene Noble, Stephanie Pfirman, Rick Rendigs.
Project = Sediment Dynamics, Sediment Dynamics


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 41.5 South: 40.5 West: -71 East: -67.5


photo of Oceanus



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Smith-MacIntyre grab --- Biology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1979-004-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 174; 19790328-19790810)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1979-004-FA-OM-001 ( Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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