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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-012-FA

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

Dates: May 26, 2003 to June 03, 2003

Chief scientist: Chris Sherwood

   Chuck Nittrouer, University of Washington

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

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

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

Summary: Recovered Moorings: 3 (#711, 712, and 713 all deployed FA 03011 SEWARD JOHNSON II Feb. 11-22, 2003). Sidescan sonar: These data returned to USGS-Woods Hole for processing.

Contact: Chris Sherwood (

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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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