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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-022-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): Peter Collins, Woods Hole Group

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: set waverider buoy, recover bottom lander


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2016-05-20

End Date: 2016-05-20

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: From buoy, time series of wave statistics From bottom lander, times eries of wave statistics, temperature, salinity, turbidity, pressure

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed a wave rider buoy at 41-50.3829N, 070-19.7274W, recovered a bottom lander from 41-46.387N, 070-28.548W (nanopod).

Staff: Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: For navigation:
We took one mark when the anchor for the wavebuoy was dropped, recorded by the Captain using the ship’s GPS.
We went to where the nanopod was deployed in February and the float surfaced when the acoustic release was triggered, thus the location was determined to be the same as when deployed.


Cape Cod Bay

North: 41.90266033 South: 41.76083581 West: -70.5144 East: -70.18078952


photo of Tioga


Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E.T., Suttles, S.E. and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic, Atmospheric and Water-Quality Measurements Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Massachusetts, 2016,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

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