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Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-009-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy BASS current meter/instrument tripod in nearshore area.


Start Port/Location: Wilmington, NC

End Port/Location: Wilmington, NC

Start Date: 1996-03-05

End Date: 1996-03-05

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#467 recovered FA 96011 DAN MOORE May 20-21, 1996).

Staff: Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
David Cacchione - co-PI - USGS-Menlo Park; E. Rob Thieler - diver - Duke; Andrew Brill - diver - Duke; G. Taylor - diver - NURC
UNC Wilmington

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Marinna Martini - engineer, William Strahle - engineer, Joseph Newell - Marine technician.
Project = Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach
Information from Foghorn: Tripod 467 (Midas, current, trans., cond., temp.).; P-code, GPS;


Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 34.2 South: 34.15 West: -77.8 East: -77.75


photo of Dan Moore
Dan Moore


Gutierrez, B.T., Voulgaris, G., and Thieler, E. R., 2005, Exploring the persistence of sorted bedforms on the inner-shelf of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina: Continental Shelf Research, v. 25 no. 1, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2004.07.027.

Murray, A.B., and Thieler, E. R., 2004, A new hypothesis and exploratory model for the formation of large-scale inner-shelf sediment sorting and "rippled scour depressions": Continental Shelf Research, v. 24 no. 3, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2003.11.001.

Thieler, E.R., Schwab, W.C., and Cacchione, D.A., 1998, Wave and current measurements in a cross-shore scour depression on the shoreface off Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina [abs.]: , Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1996-009-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 467; 19960305-19960521)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1996-009-FA-OM-001 (Wrightsville mooring data)

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