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Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-003-FA

Other ID: C-3-09-NR

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brandy Armstrong

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy tripods and moorings, grab sediment samples.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2009-01-09

End Date: 2009-01-15

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform, Grab sampler, Digital camera

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring numbers 853-858. Four tripods and two buoys set at 3 sites; grab samples taken from each site.

Staff: Brandy Armstrong, Sandy Baldwin, Jonathan Borden, Neil Kamal Ganju, Marinna Martini, Elizabeth Pendleton, John Warner

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mooring numbers 853-858.
Project = Carolinas: Sediment Transport, Carolinas: Sediment Transport


Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 35.24933 South: 35.17428 West: -75.5449 East: -75.4296


photo of Connecticut


Armstrong, B.N., Warner, J.C., Voulgaris, G., List, J.H., Thieler, E.R., and Martini, M.A., 2012, Carolinas Coastal change Processes Project Data Report for Observations near Diamond Shoals, NC From January-April 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1156, URL:

Montgomery, E., Sherwood, C, 2013, Studying seafloor bedforms using autonomous stationary imaging and profiling sonars: OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE Proceedings Paper, pp. 1–7, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
DGPS --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
2009-003-FA-SC-001-01 ( Grain size analysis: Lab #s AX218, AX219, AX220, AX221, AX222, AX223, AX224, AX225, AX226, AX227, AX228, AX229, and AX230 in L. Poppe's East Coast Sediments database.)
2009-003-FA-SC-001 ( Grab samples collected from 3 deployment sites.)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2009-003-FA-NL-001-01 ( Raw and Engineering data records for Moorings 853-858, Cape Hatteras 2009 and 2010. )

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