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Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-048-FA

Other ID: WCMA90-2; STRESS LEG 3, W290CA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, 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: Yerba Buena, CA

End Port/Location: Yerba Buena, CA

Start Date: 1990-11-19

End Date: 1990-11-21

Equipment Used: Box corer, SBE 9 CTD, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 3 (#362, 363, and 364, all recovered FA 91007 WECOMA Mar. 9-11, 1991).

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: J. Bouthillette
H. Clifford
J. Hahn
J. Kemp
P. Snelgrove
R. Wheatcroft; U WA: C. Sherwood; APL: D. Jackson
B. Gropper
R. Light.

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: 38.68122173 South: 38.59731528 West: -123.57620981 East: -123.42680991


photo of Wecoma



Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief Scientist's cruise report including personnel, objectives, daily narrative, deployment locations, samples obtained, and map of mooring locations.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1990-048-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)

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