USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-020-FA

Other ID: OC122

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): Biological Field Study: Experiments (biological), Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Single Beam, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1. Recover current moorings in Lydonia and Oceanographer Canyons. 2. Deploy current moorings in Lydonia Canyon and Lease Block 312. 3. Obtain surface grab samples on shelf and slope adjacent to Lydonia and Oceanographer Canyons. 4. Obtain hydrostatically damped cores at Lease Blocks 312 and 410 and head of Lydonia Canyon. 5. Obtain piston cores at head of Lydonia Canyon. 6. Conduct hydrographic survey of shelf and slope adjacent to Lydonia and Oceanographer Canyons. 7. Recover and redeploy surface marker buoys as required. 8. Conduct bathymetric survey in Lydonia Canyon.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1982-07-06

End Date: 1982-07-15

Equipment Used: Gravity corer, XBT, Echosounder, Piston corer, Van Veen grab sampler, CTD - generic, Camera- deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Multiple samples taken. Surface buoys recovered: 6. Surface buoys deployed: 6. Moorings recovered: 13 (Lydonia Canyon #240, 241, 242, 251, 247, 243, 244, 245, 246; Oceanographers Canyon #248, 249, 250, #255 dragged. Mooring #253 lost; #254 recovered by fisherman on BEAUFORT SEA HORSE. Moorings deployed: 6 (Lydonia Canyon, #257 recovered FA 82043 WHITEFOOT Aug. 12, 1982; #258, 259, 260, 261, 262 all recovered FA 82037 OCEANUS 130 Nov. 9-16, 1982).

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

Affiliate Staff:
Ethan Bleifus; Frank Musialowski; Andrew Eliason - Eliason Data Services; Eben Franks - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman; Mike Bothner; Ethan Bleifus; John Larson; John Moody; Frank Musialowski; Marlene Noble; Carol Parmenter; Mary Polly Shoukimas; William Strahle.
Information from Foghorn: NBIS CTD with LED transmissometer;XBT;Gifft echo sounder;Hydrostatically damped corer;Piston core;0.04m2 Van Veen Grab;


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

North: 41 South: 40.24167 West: -68.4833 East: -67.00917


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,

Butman, B., and Moody, J.A., 1984, Bathymetric map of Lydonia Canyon, U.S. Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1710,

Moody, J.A., Butman, B., Conley, S.J., 1987, Hydrography of the New England shelf and slope; data report for R/V Oceanus Cruise 122, July 6-15, 1982: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-187,


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 and XBT) and bathymetric surveys, track maps, and bridge Loran log.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Gravity corerHydrostatically dampened corer.Geology
XBT --- Temperature
Echosounder --- Single Beam
1982-020-FA-BA-001 (Digital tape(s) of CTD STATION DATA, NV, NV-BT, CTD-RAW DATA, )
1982-020-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )
Piston corer --- Geology
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
CTD - generic --- CTD
1982-020-FA-OM-001 (Digital tape(s) of CTD STATION DATA, NV, NV-BT, CTD-RAW DATA, )
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1982-020-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 257; 19820708-19820812)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1982-020-FA-LN-001 (Digital tape(s) of CTD STATION DATA, NV, NV-BT, CTD-RAW DATA, )
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1982-020-FA-OM-003 (Oceanographer Canyon mooring data)
1982-020-FA-OM-002 (Lydonia Canyon mooring data )

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team