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Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-009-FA

Other ID: 81

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 5 tripods and 4 current moorings; deploy 3 tripods and 3 current moorings; replace surface buoys; conduct CTDs and XBTs; obtain box cores and surface grabs; conduct preliminary sidescan surveys at Georges Bank sandwave area and head of Lydonia Canyon; conduct hydrographic and suspended sediment transects; and collect bathymetry in Lydonia and Oceanographer Canyons.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1980-05-23

End Date: 1980-06-01

Equipment Used: Echosounder, Klein 531 sidescan, XBT, CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl, Smith-MacIntyre grab, Box corer, Van Veen grab sampler, Gravity corer, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, 3.5 kHz, Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations; Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: CTD Stations: 43; XBTs: 49; Surface Salinity samples: 93; Navigation: 4 tapes; Box cores: 10; Grab samples: 6; Surface samples: 17. Moorings recovered: 9 (#183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, and 192, deployed FA 79035 OCEANUS 77 Dec. 13-20, 1979; and #191, deployed FA 80001 WHITEFOOT Jan. 3-23, 1980). Moorings deployed: 6 (#193, 194, 196, 197, and 198 all recovered FA 80030 OCEANUS 88 Oct. 23-31, 1980; and #195 recovered FA 80034 OCEANUS 90 Nov. 24 - Dec. 3, 1980).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Cynthia Bryden, Bradford Butman, John Larson, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, David Twichell, Marlene Noble

Affiliate Staff:
Gerard McCarthy
Frank Musialowski; WHOI: Fred Grassle
Linda Porteous

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Chief Scientist; Mike Bothner, Cynthia Bryden, John Larson, Gerard McCarthy, Frank Musialowski, Marlene Noble, Carol Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, Dave Twichell.


Mid-Atlantic Shelf, Great South Channel, southern flank Georges Bank, Oceanographer Canyon, Lydonia Canyon, Atlantic Continental Shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.25 South: 38.45 West: -74 East: -67.15


photo of Oceanus


Butman, B., and Moody, J.A., 1984, Bathymetric map of Lydonia Canyon, U.S. Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1710,

Moody, J., B.; Bothner, M.H., 1987, Near-bottom suspended matter concentration on the Continental Shelf during storms: estimates based on in situ observations of light transmission and a particle size dependent transmissometer calibration: Continental Shelf Research, v. 7, no. 6, 609-628 p doi:10.1016/0278-4343(87)90026-4.


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's cruise report including personnel, equipment, daily log of work, mooring locations, surface sample locations, trackmaps including station locations, and a table of stations indicating what data was collected at each station.Additionally, the Loran Log is included.
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) WHOI cruise report.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1980-009-FA-BA-001 (Digital tapes of BT data: inv. # 0940 and 2217.)
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1980-009-FA-SO-002 (microfilm of )
1980-009-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
XBT --- Temperature
CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl --- CTD
1980-009-FA-OM-001 (Digital tapes of CTD STATION DATA.)
Smith-MacIntyre grab --- Biology
Box corer --- Biology
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
Gravity corer --- Geology
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1980-009-FA-LN-002-01 (Navigation data)
1980-009-FA-LN-001-01 (Cruise track map.)
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1980-009-FA-SE-001 (microfilm of )
1980-009-FA-SE-002 (analog tape of seismic data)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1980-009-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 195; 19800527-19801202)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1980-009-FA-OM-002 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)
1980-009-FA-OM-003 (MAB mooring data)

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