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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-011-FA

Area of Operations: Chienti River, Civitinova, Italy, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Europe, North Atlantic

Dates: February 11, 2003 to February 22, 2003

Chief scientist: Chris Sherwood

   Office of Naval Research (funding); Chuck Nittrouer (Univ. of Washington)

Objectives: Service EuroSTRATAFORM moorings and tripods; perform sidescan-sonar surveys.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Sea floor mapping; Photography;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations; Sea floor map;

Summary: Moorings recovered: 3 (#701, 702, and 703 all deployed FA 02053 GARCIA DEL CID Nov. 7-13, 2002). Moorings deployed: 3 (#711, 712, and 713 all recovered FA 03012 SEWARD JOHNSON II May 26 - Jun. 3, 2003). Sidescan survey: These data were returned to USGS-Woods Hole for processing.

Contact: Fran Lightsom (

InfoBank: uses the identifier J-11-03-IT. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Sherwood, Christopher R., Book, Jeffrey W., Carniel, Sandro, Cavaleri, Luigi, Chiggiato, Jacopo, Das, Himangshu, Doyle, James D., Harris, Courtney K., Niedoroda, Alan W., Perkins, Henry, Poulain, Pierre-Marie, Pullen, Julie, Reed, Christopher W., Russo, Aniello, Sclavo, Mauro, Signell, Richard P., Traykovski, Peter, and Warner, John C.,2004, Sediment dynamics in the Adriatic Sea investigated with coupled models: Oceanography, v. 17, no. 4: p. 58-69. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at

Signell, Richard P., Carniel, Sandro, Chiggiato, Jacopo, Janekovic, Ivica, Pullen, Julie, and Sherwood, Christopher R.,2008, Collaboration tools and techniques for large model datasets: Journal of Marine Systems, v. 69, no. 1-2: p. 154-161. (Also available at

Carniel, Sandro, Warner, John C., Chiggiato, Jacopo, and Sclavo, Mauro,2009, Investigating the impact of surface wave breaking on modeling the trajectories of drifters in the northern Adriatic Sea during a wind-storm event: Ocean Modelling, v. 30, no. 2-3: p. 225-239. (Also available at

Montgomery, E., Sherwood, C,, Studying seafloor bedforms using autonomous stationary imaging and profiling sonars: OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE Proceedings Paper

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GeochemistryNavigationOceanographic Measurements

mooring data


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