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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-050-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal Model Applications and Field Measurements (LQ00DYN)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Malcolm Scully, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Patrick Dickhudt

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: recover NIMBBLE bottom stress measurement instruments. Possible Side-scan sonar survey with jetyak.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2014-08-08

End Date: 2014-08-15

Equipment Used: HYPACK

Information to be Derived: Time series of waves, currents, bottom stress, turbidity.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Time series, monitoring data

Staff: Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: recover NIMBBLES 1012, 1013. One or two long days on Tioga.

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, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 41.34678861 South: 41.23303133 West: -70.6101 East: -70.37909698


photo of Tioga


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,


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