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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): David A. Cacchione, Bradford Butman

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, Sonar: Sidescan, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

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: Box corer, 3.5 kHz, SBE 9 CTD, GEOPROBE, Mooring tripod, Sidescan sonar, Van Veen grab sampler, Niskin bottle, 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



Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's cruise prospectus describing ship, personnel, equipment, and data acquisition plans.

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
Van Veen grab sampler --- Geology
Niskin bottle --- Chemistry
Loran-C --- Navigation

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