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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-014-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other ()

Principal Investigator(s): John Warner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brandy Armstrong

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings 919 - 933


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2012-04-16

End Date: 2012-04-20

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform, HYPACK, SeaBOSS, Sensors - other mooring, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Current, Echosounder, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Six moorings and nine tripods successfully recovered without incident.

Staff: Jeffrey Obelcz, Marinna Martini, Erika Lentz, Jonathan Borden, Dann Blackwood, Sandy Baldwin, Brandy Armstrong

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Long Island Barrier Island,


Fire Island, New York, USA

North: 40.65251 South: 40.61187 West: -73.287 East: -73.15796


photo of Connecticut


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
DGPS --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
Digital camera --- Photo
2012-014-FA-PH-001 ( Photos taken during preparation, deployment and recovery. )
Sensors - other mooring --- CTD
Mooring (physical oceanography)
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2012-014-FA-SO-001-01 ( Pencil and Fanbeam data for mooring 924)
2012-014-FA-OM-001-01 ( Hydra data: Point velocity, velocity profiles, pressure, salinity, temperature, acoustic backscatter, optical backscatter and transmissivity )
HYPACK --- Navigation
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2012-014-FA-OM-002-01 ( ADCP and AWAC velocity profiles and wave data)
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
2012-014-FA-OM-003-01 ( Microcat and Seacat data: Salinity, temperature and pressure)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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