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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-060-FA

Other ID: S-2-04-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): Joanne Ferriera, USGS-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings #759 and 761 from the Palos Verdes Shelf area.


Start Port/Location: Palos Verdes, CA

End Port/Location: Palos Verdes, CA

Start Date: 2004-04-06

End Date: 2004-04-06

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#759 deployed FA 04058 SPROUL Feb. 9-17, 2004; and #761 deployed FA 04061 YELLOWFIN Feb. 25, 2004).


Affiliate Staff:
USGS-Menlo Park: Joanne Ferreira (ch. sci.)
David Gonzales
Hal Williams

Notes: This is a Menlo Park cruise with no WHSC personnel aboard.
Project = Palos Verdes Shelf, Palos Verdes Shelf


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

North: 33.68600423 South: 33.67895726 West: -118.31159592 East: -118.29716746


photo of Sea Watch
Sea Watch


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)
2004-060-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)

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