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Summary Information for Field Activity 1979-037-FA

Area of Operations: Nantucket Shoals and Georges Bank areas, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 17, 1979 to September 21, 1979

Chief scientist: Brad Butman

   John Vermersch, Jr. - WHOI

Objectives: This cruise will consist of field operations in support of a Nantucket Shoals flux experiment being conducted jointly by WHOI, USGS, NMFS, and Univ. New Hampshire. Cruise objectives include: recover acoustically released bottom pressure gauges at sites N1, N2, N4, and N5; reset gauges at original positions, with the exception of N2 gauge which is to be reset south of Montauk Point; recover and reset a subsurface current meter mooring at N3; recover two surface moorings at N2 and reset one; make at least one CTD section along the mooring track; and attempt to recover a USGS mooring by dragging 10 miles northeast of N2. Deploy mooring 181 on Georges Bank.

Type of Activity: Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Time series data;

Summary: USGS Mooring 181 (previously deployed) was located so that surface VACM could be added. Mooring deployed: 1 (#181 partial, recovered FA 79035 OCEANUS 77, Dec. 13-20, 1979).

Contact: Brad Butman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier O-37-79-NA. Visit this site for more information.

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Georges Bank Sediment mooring data


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