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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-005-FA

Other ID: 86-2

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dave Aubrey, WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover mooring #308 in Vineyard Sound. Recover two tripods (#305 and 306) and one subsurface mooring (#307) in Cape Cod Bay. Recover TDR instrument for Aubrey in Plymouth Harbor.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1986-04-28

End Date: 1986-04-30

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Mooring tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 4 (#305, 306 and 307 all deployed FA 86034 ASTERIAS Feb. 10-14, 1986; #308 deployed FA 86001 ASTERIAS Feb. 25, 1986).

Staff: John Moody, William J. Strahle, Joseph S. Newell, John Larson

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Wayne Spencer (Legs 2 and 3)
Peter Zeeb (Legs 2 and 3)

Notes: This is a joint project with Dave Aubrey at WHOI designed to investigate sediment movement at two potential dredge spoil disposal areas in Cape Cod Bay. Original Center People field contained: John Moody (Legs 2 and 3); William Strahle (Legs 1, 2 and 3) John Larson (Legs 1, 2 and 3); Joseph Newell (Legs 1, 2 and 3).


Vineyard Sound, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.00440721 South: 41.43243113 West: -70.78886759 East: -70.2242806


photo of Asterias


Warner, J.C., Butman, B., and Dalyander, P. S., 2008, Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28 no. 2, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2007.08.008.

Warner, J.C., Sherwood, Christopher R., Signell, Richard P., Harris, Courtney K., and Arango, Hernan G., 2008, Development of a three-dimensional, regional, coupled wave, current, and sediment-transport model: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.012.


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's report including personnel, site locations, daily narrative, tabulated information.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1986-005-FA-OM-001 (Cape Cod bay mooring data)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing

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