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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-015-FA

Other ID: none

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): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover a pressure mooring off Nantucket Island (mooring #256).


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1982-05-26

End Date: 1982-05-26

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Release confirmed, but mooring would not release. Recovered via dragging. Float came to surface after being touched by grappling hook; pressure sensor lost. Mooring recovered: 1 (#256 deployed FA 82011 WHITEFOOT Apr. 21, 1982).

Staff: Bradford Butman, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Frank Musialowski

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman, Frank Musialowski, William Strahle.


6 miles south of Smith Point, Nantucket Shoals, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.20684295 South: 41.05835649 West: -70.26681924 East: -70.07805166


photo of Whitefoot



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, brief narrative and map with mooring location.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1982-015-FA-OM-001 (Georges Bank Sediment mooring data)

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