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Summary for Field Activity Number 1976-003-FA

Area of Operations: Middle Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: February 21, 1976 to February 27, 1976

Objectives: The objective of the WHITEFOOT cruise was to deploy current meters at two stations as part of the NSF shelf dynamics experiment, and to recover two bottom mounted instrument packages deployed for BLM sediment movement studies.

Type of Activity: Mooring work

Information to be derived: Time series data

Summary: The primary recovery scheme failed on the first recovery attempt so that the bottom packages had to be recovered by grappling. The current meters were deployed and both tripods successfully recovered. Number of working days: 5; Total ship track: 680 nm; Moorings deployed: 2 (no mooring #s). Moorings recovered: 2 (#104 CINDY and #105 DEBBIE both deployed FA 75032 ATLANTIC TWIN Dec. 10-12, 1975).

USGS Project Number: EA-PO

Contact: Brad Butman (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of WHITEFOOT
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