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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-024-FA

Other ID: 85G-07-3

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy a single-current meter mooring (#301) in Rodgers Pass, in the sill between Georges Basin and Wilkinson Basin. The mooring will monitor the seasonal flow of slope water between these two basins and will complement measurements by D. Brooks (TAMU) in Wilkinson Basin.


Start Port/Location: Boothbay Harbor, ME

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-07-24

End Date: 1985-07-26

Equipment Used: XBT, 12 kHz, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: XBT Stations: 20; Mooring deployed: 1 (#301 recovered FA 86011 EDWIN LINK Jul. 20 - Aug. 1, 1986, with FA 86012 MARY LOUISE Jul. 20-22, 1986).

Staff: Michael Bothner, Bradford Butman, Gregory DiLisio, John Larson, John Moody, Carol M. Parmenter

Affiliate Staff:



Rodgers Pass, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.66667 South: 42.31667 West: -68.8333 East: -68.51667


photo of Gyre



Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's report of ship movement, personnel, equipment, XBT station locations, and trackmap with mooring location.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
XBT --- Temperature
12 kHz --- Single Beam
1985-024-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 12K) for lines )
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-024-FA-OM-001 (Gulf of Maine mooring data)

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