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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-048-FA

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Other ID: S-48-98-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy moorings and tripods #544-550 in Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles shelf area.


Start Port/Location: San Diego, CA

End Port/Location: San Diego, CA

Start Date: 1998-12-03

End Date: 1998-12-06

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: These are USGS mooring numbers 544-550. Moorings deployed: 7 (#544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549 and 550 all recovered FA 99010 SPROUL Apr. 1-3, 1999).

Staff: Robert Barton, Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Cruise support for Geoprobe and deployment: George Tate
Joanne Ferreira
Hank Chezar and Dave ? from USGS-Menlo Park

Notes: Original Center People field contained: William Strahle: shore mobilization; Marinna Martini, Jon Borden, Richard Rendigs: shore mobilization and cruise support; Joseph Newell: Shipping; Robert Barton: Cleanup/repair.
Project = Pollution and waste disposal - LA shelf, Pollution and waste disposal - LA shelf


Santa Monica Bay, southern California 35m site, 70m site, 435m site, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 33.94592326 South: 33.92400589 West: -118.63691145 East: -118.49369086


photo of Robert Gordon Sproul
Robert Gordon Sproul



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1998-048-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)

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