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Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-031-FA

Other ID: CAMP 2-2; A-6-87-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David A. Cacchione

Affiliate Investigator(s): William Strahle

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: CTD, Sampling: Chemistry, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The primary objectives of this cruise are recovery of USGS current meter moorings and GEOPROBE tripods which were deployed during the May 1987 USGS sediment dynamics cruise (SPROUL, FA 87017), obtain box cores and CTD profiles at selected sites, and navigate mooring locations for future recovery of anchors.


Start Port/Location: Ventura, CA

End Port/Location: Ventura, CA

Start Date: 1987-07-29

End Date: 1987-07-31

Equipment Used: Box corer, SBE 9 CTD, GEOPROBE, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: CAMP 2-2 weathered out; no samples collected. Mooring and GEOPROBE Station A (R-8) navigated in using Miniranger and acoustic transponder.

Staff: William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
David Cacchione - co-Ch. Sci.
USGS-Menlo; David Drake - co-Ch. Sci.
USGS-Menlo; George Tate - ET
USGS-Menlo; Rick Vale - ET
USGS-Menlo; Michael Torresan - geologist
USGS-Menlo; Joanne Thede-Ferreira - Geophysicist
USGS-Menlo; Cheryl Butman - scientist
WHOI; Charlotte Fuller - scientist assistant

Notes: Original Center People field contained: William Strahle - Engineering Tech.
Project = California Monitoring Program (CAMP) Phase II, California Monitoring Program (CAMP) Phase II


Point Sal, Ventura, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 35 South: 34 West: -121 East: -120.75





Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's report including cruise summary and NOAA cruise inventory.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
GEOPROBE --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1987-031-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)
Loran-C --- Navigation

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