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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: Echosounder, XBT, CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl, Camera- deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Bottom platform

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, Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle, Marlene Noble

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: 40.62599765 South: 40.32932941 West: -67.84672723 East: -67.47560954


photo of Oceanus


Butman, B., 1988, North Atlantic Slope and Canyon Study—Volume 1, Executive summary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-027-A,

Moody, J.A., Butman, B., Conley, S.J., 1986, Hydrography of the New England shelf and slope; data report for R/V Oceanus cruise 113, January-February 1982: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-343,


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 configuration, data acquisition notes, cruise narrative, grab sample identifiers and locations, mooring locations, hydrographic (CTD, XBT, surface salinity) and bathymetric surveys, track maps, bridge Loran log.
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) WHOI cruise report including personnel, trackmap, station locations.

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
CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl --- CTD
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-002 (Lydonia Canyon mooring data)
1982-001-FA-OM-003 (Oceanographer canyon mooring data )

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