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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-019-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy tripod (mooring #263) in Buzzards Bay near Cleveland Ledge to assess near-bottom current and sediment movement.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1982-07-05

End Date: 1982-07-05

Equipment Used: ROV, Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#263, recovered FA 82044 WHITEFOOT Aug. 20, 1982).

Staff: Bradford Butman, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Cheryl Ann Hannon - WHOI



Cleveland Ledge, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.65777979 South: 41.6 West: -70.70277909 East: -70.65


photo of Whitefoot


Butman, B., Signell, R., Shoukimas, P., and Beardsley, R.C., 1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p., URL:


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Brief Chief Scientist's cruise report including personnel and short narrative.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ROV --- Photo
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1982-019-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 263; 19820705-19820820)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1982-019-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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