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Field Activity Details for field activity 2011-045-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): Emmanuel Boss, Univerity of Maine

Information Specialist(s): Patrick Dickhudt, Christopher Sherwood

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy tripod.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole

End Port/Location: Woods Hole

Start Date: 2011-09-17

End Date: 2011-09-17

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), DGPS, Bottom platform, SCUBA, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current, Digital camera, Push corer (wh)

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deploy MVCO/OASIS profiling tripod (910) and aquadopp mooring (911). Collect diver push cores and diver bottle samples.

Staff: Brandy Armstrong, Jonathan Borden, Patrick Dickhudt, Marinna Martini, Ellyn Montgomery, Christine Sabens

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Deployment. Linked to servicing FAs 2011-048, 2011-051, 2011-052, 2011-053, and recovery activity 2011-054.
Project = Models for Changing Coastal Env,


Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;, MVCO 12-m node

North: 41.35492 South: 41.32939 West: -70.6147 East: -70.50545


photo of Connecticut


Sherwood, C., Boss, E, Settling velocities of particle fields from optical and acoustic profiles [abs.]: , Oceans Optics XXII Meeting. Portland, ME Oct 26 - 31, 2014.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
2011-045-FA-PH-001 ( photos taken during field operations)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
SCUBA --- Biology
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
DGPS --- Navigation

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