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Summary for Field Activity Number 1976-004-FA

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 ()

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Map of field activity boundary.

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