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Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-032-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy tripods at MVCO in conjunction with ONR OASIS project.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2005-08-29

End Date: 2005-08-29

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Grab sampler, Mooring tripod, INSSECT tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed USGS flow tripod; deployed USGS particle tripod; deployed Dalhousie/Bedford Institute tripod. Obtained grab samples at USGS site; obtained water-bottle samples at nearby site.

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Rachel Horwitz, Marinna Martini, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:
Hank Chezar; Paul Hill
Dalhousie Univ.
deploy INSSECT tripod; Tim Milligan
Bedford Inst.
deploy INSSECT tripod

Notes: Load on Aug. 28; at sea on Aug. 29. Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden; Hank Chezar; Marinna Martini; Rachel Horwitz; Chris Sherwood.
Project = OASIS/MVCO Experiment, OASIS/MVCO Experiment


Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, south of Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.35 South: 41.3 West: -70.6 East: -70.55


photo of Connecticut



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
INSSECT tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
2005-032-FA-SC-001 ( grab, hand samples)

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