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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-021-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): NSF Bottom Stress (LQ00DYN)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Patrick Dickhudt

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy bottom platforms and NIMBBLEs for NSF Inner Shelf Study


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2014-06-30

End Date: 2014-07-02

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, DGPS, Grab sampler

Information to be Derived: Bottom stress

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples, geophysics, and tripod monitoring

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Emile Bergeron, Jonathan Borden, Patrick Dickhudt, Marinna Martini, Ellyn Montgomery, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: first deployment cruise- also see 2014-025-FA, 2014-026-FA, 2014-050-FA, 2014-052-FA, 2014-059-FA, 2014-068-FA.


Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts

North: 41.3564774 South: 41.25294098 West: -70.7865 East: -70.3989094


photo of Connecticut


Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Martini, M.A., Trowbridge, J., Scully, M, and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements collected south of Martha's Vineyard, MA, 2014–2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Scully, M.E., Trowbridge, J.H., Sherwood, C.R., Jones, K.R., and Traykovski, P., 2018, Direct measurements of mean Reynolds stress and ripple roughness in the presence of energetic forcing by surface waves: Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, v. 123, p. 2494-2512,

Trowbridge, J., Scully, M., Sherwood, C.R., 2018, The cospectrum of stress-carrying turbulence in the presence of surface gravity waves: Journal of Physical Oceanography, v. 48, issue 1, p. 29-44,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
MVCO_14 timeseries (Data from all platforms. There were 2 deployements fo each platform)
DGPS --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology

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