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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-026-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): Malcolm Scully, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Patrick Dickhudt

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Water column reflectivity

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


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2015-01-13

End Date: 2015-01-14

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Grab sampler, SIMRAD EK60, Klein 400 sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Bottom stress

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered two NIMBBLES and two Quadpods. Took two grab samples and recovered one sed sample from quadpod foot

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Patrick Dickhudt, Christine Sabens, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This is the final recovery of the program. 2014-021-FA, 2014-025-FA, 2014-050-FA, 2014-059-FA and 2014-068-FA were all part of this program. Data is available at


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
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
SIMRAD EK60 --- Surveys (biological)
Surveys (geochemical)
Water column reflectivity
Klein 400 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan

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