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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-001-FA

Other ID: OC113

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover 2 tripods and 7 subsurface moorings; deploy 3 tripods and 10 subsurface moorings; deploy 3 sediment trap moorings at Mobil Lease Block 312; deploy 5 surface marker buoys and others as required; collect surface grab samples at Station A; and conduct CTD and XBT observations around Lydonia and Oceanographer Canyons.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1982-01-26

End Date: 1982-02-04

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Echosounder, CTD, Camera- deep sea, XBT, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 9 (#229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237). Surface buoy recovered: 1 (LCP 2). Moorings deployed: 16 (#240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251 all recovered FA 82020 OCEANUS 122 Jul. 6-15, 1982; #252 adrift recovered by fisherman Mar. 22, 1982; #253 tipped Jun. 11, 1982, float recovered by STATE PRIDE; #254 trap recovered by BEAUFORT SEAHORSE Jun. 11, 1982; #255 no recovery information). Surface buoys deployed: 4 (#LCA 1, LCL 2, OCA 2, GBS 2). Sediment grabs: 5; CTD stations: 42; XBT stations: 31; Bathymetric surveys: 6.

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

Affiliate Staff:
Frank Musialowski
Donald McElroy; Andrew Eliason - Eliason Data Services; Patricia Hughes - Mass. CZM

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


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

North: 41.25 South: 40.5 West: -70.4 East: -67.5


photo of Oceanus



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1982-001-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )
XBT --- Temperature
1982-001-FA-OM-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, CTD STATION DATA, )
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1982-001-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 249; 19820128-19820708)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1982-001-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, CTD STATION DATA, )
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1982-001-FA-OM-003 ( Oceanographer canyon mooring data )
1982-001-FA-OM-002 ( Lydonia Canyon mooring data)

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