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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-037-FA

Other ID: OC 70

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): John Vermersch, Jr. - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: This cruise will consist of field operations in support of a Nantucket Shoals flux experiment being conducted jointly by WHOI, USGS, NMFS, and Univ. New Hampshire. Cruise objectives include: recover acoustically released bottom pressure gauges at sites N1, N2, N4, and N5; reset gauges at original positions, with the exception of N2 gauge which is to be reset south of Montauk Point; recover and reset a subsurface current meter mooring at N3; recover two surface moorings at N2 and reset one; make at least one CTD section along the mooring track; and attempt to recover a USGS mooring by dragging 10 miles northeast of N2. Deploy mooring 181 on Georges Bank.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1979-09-17

End Date: 1979-09-21

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS Mooring 181 (previously deployed) was located so that surface VACM could be added. Mooring deployed: 1 (#181 partial, recovered FA 79035 OCEANUS 77, Dec. 13-20, 1979).

Staff: Bradford Butman

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: John Vermersch
Robert Beardsley; Univ. New Hampshire: Wendell Brown
James Irish
Edward LaCoursiere
Mark Woodbury
Richard Trask
Jonathan Oakes
Karen Leavitt

Notes: Project = Nantucket Shoals Flux Experiment, Nantucket Shoals Flux Experiment


Nantucket Shoals and Georges Bank areas, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 38.72712607 South: 38.603397 West: -73.69299363 East: -73.55690002


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1979-037-FA-OM-001 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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