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Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-006-FA

Other ID: OC354

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Traykovski - WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Bradford Butman

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy moorings on shelf and in Hudson Shelf Valley; conduct bottom video and sampling, hydrography.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1999-12-03

End Date: 1999-12-07

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Grab sampler, Bottom platform, CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations; Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 11 (#594, 595, 596, 598, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603 and 604 all recovered FA 00013 ENDEAVOR Apr. 14-18, 2000; #597 recovered FA 00054 CONNECTICUT Jun. 27-29, 2000).

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Bradford Butman, Jane Denny, Ben Gutierrez, Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Traykovski - WHOI: Sampling

Notes: Moorings #594 thru 604. Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman - Ch. Sci.; Dann Blackwood - Bottom video, sampling; Jonathan Borden - Moorings; Jessica Cote - Moorings; Jane Denny - Navigation, GIS; Benjamin Gutierrez - CTD, sampling; Courtney Harris - CTD, sampling, moorings; Jason Hyatt - Moorings; Marinna Martini - Moorings; Ellen Mecray - Sampling; Richard Rendigs - Mooring; Marilyn ten Brink - Sampling; David Walsh - Moorings; Mobilization: Joseph Newell, Robert Barton.
Project = Pollutant Trans. and Accum. in the NY-NJ Met. Reg., Pollutant Trans. and Accum. in the NY-NJ Met. Reg.


New York Bight, Hudson Shelf Valley, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.67 South: 39.83 West: -74 East: -73


photo of Oceanus


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187,

Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Harris, C.K., Traykovski, P.A., ten Brink, M.B., Lightsom, F.S., and Martini, M.A., 2003, Oceanographic observations in the Hudson Shelf Valley, December 1999 - April 2000—Data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-217, DVD-ROM, URL:

Butman, B., Gutierrez, B.T., Buchholtz ten Brink, M.R., Schwab, W.C., Blackwood, D.S., Mecray, E.L., and Middleton, T.J., 2003, Photographs of the sea floor offshore of New York and New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-470, DVD-ROM, URL:


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
CTD log CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl CTD log containing station number, time, depth, winch speed, data collection notes.
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) WHOI cruise report including personnel, ship usage, chief scientist comments.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1999-006-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 601; 19991205-20000415)
Grab sampler --- Biology
1999-006-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1999-006-FA-OM-001 (Hudson valley mooring data)
CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl --- CTD
DGPS --- Navigation

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