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Summary Information for Field Activity 2008-014-FA

Area of Operations: Palos Verdes, Hueneme Canyon, Mugu Canyon, Los Angeles, California, United States, North America, North Pacific

Dates: April 01, 2008 to April 11, 2008

Chief scientist: Chris Sherwood

Objectives: Recover Palos Verdes moorings and tripods. Recover Hueneme Canyon moorings.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis
Suspended sediment concentrations
Tripod and mooring time series from PV and Hueneme Canyon moorings. Passive sampler PCB data from EPA samplers on PV moorings/tripods. Water samples to calibrate CTDs.

Summary: Recovered all PV moorings except: B3 Geoprobe (842), which had already been recovered; B1 tophat (851), recovered on cruise 08015. B6 Geoprobe (846) recovered on 4/11/08 with ROV from R/V SEA WATCH. Also recovered Hueneme Canyon moorings (838 and 839) for USGS-Menlo Park.

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InfoBank: uses the identifier S-R3-08-SC. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Wiberg, Patricia L., and Sherwood, Christopher R.,2008, Calculating wave-generated bottom orbital velocities from surface-wave parameters: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34, no. 10: p. 1243-1262. (Also available at

Rendigs, Richard R., Anderson, Roger Y., Xu, Jingping, Davis, Raymond E., and Bergeron, Emile,2009, The Partition Intervalometer; a programmable underwater timer for marking accumulated sediment profiles collected in Anderson sediment traps; development, operation, testing procedures, and field results: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1101. (Also available at

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