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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-019-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): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy tripod (mooring #263) in Buzzards Bay near Cleveland Ledge to assess near-bottom current and sediment movement.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1982-07-05

End Date: 1982-07-05

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Mooring tripod, ROV, Camera- deep sea

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#263, recovered FA 82044 WHITEFOOT Aug. 20, 1982).

Staff: Bradford Butman, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Cheryl Ann Hannon - WHOI



Cleveland Ledge, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.65 South: 41.6 West: -70.7 East: -70.65


photo of Whitefoot


Butman, B., Signell, Richard, Shoukimas, Polly, and Beardsley, Robert C., 1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
ROV --- Photo
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1982-019-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 263; 19820705-19820820)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1982-019-FA-OM-001 ( Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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