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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-059-FA

Other ID: S-4-04-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s): Marlene Noble, USGS-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings #757, 758, 760, 764 and 765 from Palos Verdes Shelf area.


Start Port/Location: Palos Verdes, CA

End Port/Location: Palos Verdes, CA

Start Date: 2004-06-09

End Date: 2004-06-11

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 5 (#757, 758 and 760 deployed FA 04058 SPROUL Feb. 16, 2004; #764 and 765 deployed FA 04062 YELLOWFIN Apr. 8, 2004).

Staff: Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Menlo Park: Marlene Noble (Ch. Sci.)
Joanne Ferreira
Anne Gartner
David Gonzales
Charlene Tetlak
Michael Torresan
Harold Williams
Jingping Xu; SAIC: John Evans

Notes: This is a Menlo Park cruise.
Project = EPA Palos Verdes, EPA Palos Verdes


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

North: 33.7 South: 33.65 West: -118.35 East: -118.3


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)
2004-059-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)

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