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Summary Information for Field Activity 1977-016-FA

Area of Operations: U.S. mid-Atlantic continental shelf, Long Island, Chesapeake Bay, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 19, 1977 to May 02, 1977

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: Collect suspended matter and determine its nature and distribution, and measure hydrographic properties of the water column.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived: Time series data; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary: Full stations: 72 (including CTD, subsurface and surface salinity sample, temperature, transmissometer cast, and water samples at 3 depths). Suspended matter, nutrients, chlorophyll, Coulter counter organic-carbon, and organic nitrogen samples were taken from collected water samples. Salinity samples: 219; XBT: 89 (taken between full stations).

Contact: Mike Bothner (

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