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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: 41.95 South: 41.4 West: -70.8 East: -70.2


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.


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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