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Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-034-FA

Other ID: OC104

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: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 2 tripods and 4 subsurface moorings. Deploy 2 tripods and 6 subsurface moorings (2 w/ deep instrument package). Set 2 surface marker buoys. Collect surface grab samples at A, Q, and LCA for biology. Deploy and recover experimental water sampling system. Collect surface grab samples around Station K.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1981-09-25

End Date: 1981-10-02

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Echosounder, CTD, Camera- deep sea, Niskin water sampler, XBT, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 10 (#229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, and 237, all recovered FA 82001 OCEANUS Jan. 26 - Feb. 4, 1982; and #238 recovered this cruise). Surface buoys deployed: 4 (A,B,O,P). Surface buoys recovered: 2 (R,V). Moorings recovered: 7 (#223, 224, 225, 226, 227, and 228 all deployed FA 81009 OCEANUS 095 Apr. 23 - May 6, 1981; #238 deployed this cruise). CTD stations: 35; XBT stations: 25; Surface salinity samples: 56; Surface grab samples: 58; Bathymetric survey.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Bradford Butman, Mary E. Hastings, John Larson, Carol M. Parmenter, Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, Arnold O. Tanner, Marlene Noble

Affiliate Staff:
Frank Musialowski; Rose Petrecca - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Mike Bothner, John Larson, Frank Musialowski, Marlene Noble, Carol Parmenter, Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, Mary Polly Shoukimas, William Strahle, Arnold Tanner.
Project = Sediment Dynamics, Sediment Dynamics


Lydonia Canyon, Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.49944 South: 40.33333 West: -70.2161 East: -67.41222


photo of Oceanus


Butman, B., Moody, John A., and Conley, Sandra J., 1986, Hydrography of Lydonia Canyon; data report for R/V OCEANUS Cruise 104, September 25-October 2, 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-504, 216 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1981-034-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )
XBT --- Temperature
1981-034-FA-OM-001 ( Digital tape(s) of CTD STATION DATA, )
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1981-034-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 237; 19810926-19820128)
Loran-C --- Navigation
1981-034-FA-NL-002 ( cruise report)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1981-034-FA-OM-002 ( Lydonia Canyon mooring data)

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