USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-047-FA

Other ID: WCMA90-1; STRESS LEG 1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William J. Strahle

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy surface marker buoys and 3 current moorings on California continental shelf in Sediment TRansport Events on Shelves and Slopes (STRESS) experiment to study resuspension/transport of fine-grained sediments in winter storms at sites C2, C3, and C4.


Start Port/Location: Newport, OR

End Port/Location: Yerba Buena, CA

Start Date: 1990-11-14

End Date: 1990-11-17

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Bradford Butman, Marinna Martini, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Leg 1: Nov. 14-17, 1990, Newport, OR to Yerba Buena, CA. Leg 3: Nov. 19-21, 1990, Yerba Buena, CA to Yerba Buena, CA. No USGS AMG personnel on Leg 2 or Leg 4.
Project = Sediment Transport Events on Shelves and Slopes (STRESS), Sediment Transport Events on Shelves and Slopes (STRESS)


northern California Continental Shelf, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 38.6 South: 38.5 West: -123.5 East: -123.25


photo of Wecoma



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1990-047-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team