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Field Activity Details for field activity 1989-004-FA

Other ID: F-4-89-NC; CAMP 3-3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman, David A. Cacchione

Affiliate Investigator(s): Cheryl Ann Butman - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Environmental Data: CTD, Sampling: Chemistry, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: (a) To detect and measure potential long- or short-term changes in the marine environment adjacent to oil and gas platforms; and (b) to determine whether changes observed in the marine environment during the monitoring period are caused by drilling-related activities or are a product of natural processes. Specific objectives: (1) conduct sidescan surveys at project sites R-8, PJ-1 and R-9; (2) recover two surface guard buoys at each of the above sites; (3) recover 3 subsurface current-meter moorings at the above sites; (4) recover 2 GEOPROBE tripods at R-8 and PJ-1; (5) collect box cores for detailed sediment analyses; and (6) collect hydrographic and suspended matter samples.


Start Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

End Port/Location: Redwood City, CA

Start Date: 1989-02-21

End Date: 1989-02-28

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Mooring tripod, Sidescan sonar, Box corer, Niskin water sampler, SBE 9 CTD, GEOPROBE, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 6? (#327?, 328?, 329?, 330, 331, and 332, deployed FA 88020 FARNELLA Dec. 5-13, 1988).

Staff: Bradford Butman, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
USGS Menlo Park: David Cacchione
David Drake
Jim Nicholson
George Tate
Richard Vail
Michael Torresan
Kevin O'Toole
Joanne Thede
Kaye Kinoshita
Leda Beth Pickthorn; WHOI: Cheryl Ann Butman
Rosemarie Petrecca
Charlotte Fuller; 2 scientists (Office of Naval Research); Kathleen Fischer
Patti Jo Burkett
Ward Ozanne

Notes: STRESS moorings.
Project = Sediment transport in storms (STRESS), Sediment transport in storms (STRESS)


Santa Barbara Channel, Santa Maria Basin, Point Arguello, Point Sal, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 34.945 South: 34.91 West: -120.987 East: -120.7142


photo of Farnella



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
GEOPROBE --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1989-004-FA-OM-001 ( mooring data)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
Loran-C --- Navigation

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