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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-058-FA

Other ID: S-1-04-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jingping Xu, USGS-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy 2 tripods, one subsurface mooring and 2 surface moorings on Palos Verdes Shelf to measure waves, turbulence, circulation, sediment resuspension, etc.


Start Port/Location: San Diego, CA

End Port/Location: San Diego, CA

Start Date: 2004-02-09

End Date: 2004-02-17

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 4 (#757, 758 and 760, all recovered FA 04059 SPROUL June 10, 2004; #759 recovered FA 04060 SEA WATCH Apr. 6, 2004).


Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Menlo: Jingping Xu (ch. sci.)
Joanne Ferreira
Anne Gartner
David Gonzales
Lori Hibbeler
Walter Olsen
Kevin Orzech
Michael Torresan
Harold Williams

Notes: This is a Menlo Park cruise; no WHSC personnel participated.
Project = EPA Palos Verdes, EPA Palos Verdes


Palos Verdes Shelf, Los Angeles, California, United States, North America, North Pacific,

North: 33.71196478 South: 33.68038564 West: -118.36303485 East: -118.3035245


photo of Robert Gordon Sproul
Robert Gordon Sproul


Noble, M.A., Rosenberger, Kurt J., Xu, Jingping, Signell, Richard P., and Steele, Alex, 2009, Connections among the spatial and temporal structures in tidal currents, internal bores, and surficial sediment distributions over the shelf off Palos Verdes, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5094, 41 p., URL:

Wiberg, P.L., and Sherwood, Christopher R., 2008, Calculating wave-generated bottom orbital velocities from surface-wave parameters: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.010.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2004-058-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)

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