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Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-014-FA

Other ID: S-R3-08-SC

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): PARTNER, Christopher Sherwood

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover Palos Verdes moorings and tripods. Recover Hueneme Canyon moorings.


Start Port/Location: Scripps Marine Facility, San Diego, CA

End Port/Location: Scripps Marine Facility, San Diego, CA

Start Date: 2008-04-01

End Date: 2008-04-11

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl, Digital camera, Grab sampler, Water sampler, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered all PV moorings except: B3 Geoprobe (842), which had already been recovered; B1 tophat (851), recovered on cruise 08015. B6 Geoprobe (846) recovered on 4/11/08 with ROV from R/V SEA WATCH. Also recovered Hueneme Canyon moorings (838 and 839) for USGS-Menlo Park.

Staff: Brandy Armstrong, Jonathan Borden, Benedicte Ferre, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:
Menlo Park / Santa Cruz: M. Noble
co-chief scientist; Jingping Xu
scientist; J. Ferreira
tech.; Dave Gonzales

Notes: Original Center People field contained: C. Sherwood, co-chief scientist; B. Ferre, scientist; J. Borden, tech.; R. Rendigs, tech.; Marinna Martini, engineer; B. Armstrong, tech. Data Curator: Kurt Rosenberger.
Project = California Urban Project - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Urban Project - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Palos Verdes, Hueneme Canyon, Mugu Canyon, Los Angeles, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 33.74194 South: 33.65528 West: -118.439 East: -118.26722


photo of Robert Gordon Sproul
Robert Gordon Sproul


Rendigs, R.R., Anderson, R.Y., Xu, J., Davis, R.E., Bergeron, E.M., 2009, The Partition Intervalometer; a programmable underwater timer for marking accumulated sediment profiles collected in Anderson sediment traps; development, operation, testing procedures, and field results: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report (2009-1101),

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
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
CTD 19+ with OBS, PAR, DO, Chl --- CTD
Digital camera --- Photo
Grab sampler --- Biology
2008-014-FA-SC-002 (PCB samples: collected by passive sampler for Rob Burgess, EPA.)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
2008-014-FA-SC-001 (Water Samples: used for CTD calibrations.)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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