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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-062-FA

Other ID: Y-4-04-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 Ferreira, Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy moorings #764 at site B6 and #765 at site B6.5 in Palos Verdes Shelf area.


Start Port/Location: Palos Verdes, CA

End Port/Location: Palos Verdes, CA

Start Date: 2004-04-08

End Date: 2004-04-08

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#764 and 765, recovered FA 04059 SPROUL Jun. 9-11, 2004).


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

Notes: This is a Menlo Park cruise with no WHSC personnel aboard.
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 Yellowfin


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)
2004-062-FA-OM-001 (mooring data)

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