Alternate Leg ID: FAY 010
Area of Operations: South Texas outer continental shelf, Matagorda Bay, Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: Mar 02, 1976 to Mar 06, 1976
Objectives: The general scientific objective of the cruise was to obtain quasi-synoptic information on the suspended sediment transport system within the South Texas OCS. Specific objectives consisted of the following: A) obtaining samples of the water column for textural patterns, B) obtaining vertical transmittance-temperature profiles in order to establish seasonal turbidity patterns, and C) casting drift bottles to measure surface currents during the cruise period.
Type of Activity: Sampling
Information to be derived: Time series data
Samples and chemical analysis
Summary: Vertical transmittance-temperature profiles of the water column at 24 stations; 3 water column samples (surface, mid-depth, bottom) at each station; Drift bottles cast: 190; Ship track: 900 km; Number of sample types: 78 water samples, 26 vertical transmittance-temperature profiles.
USGS Project Number: STEX OCS
Contact: Gerry Shideler ()