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Summary for Field Activity Number 1976-006-FA

Area of Operations: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: Mar 08, 1976 to Mar 13, 1976

Objectives: The objective of the cruise was to recover one current meter mooring and deploy five current meter moorings on Georges Bank.

Type of Activity: Mooring work

Information to be derived: Time series data

Summary: Severe weather was encountered. Several Coast Guard buoys were serviced during the cruise. In addition, two days were spent in search of a drifting buoy. Two moorings were deployed (4 instruments), and one mooring recovered. The HORNBEAM was kindly made available to USGS for the mooring work. Working days: 1; Ship track (excluding CG search pattern): 750 nm (1350 km); Current meter stations: 2; XBTs: 15; Moorings deployed: 2 (#108 and 111, both recovered FA 76031 OCEANUS 13 Aug. 12-24, 1976). Moorings recovered: 1 (#102 deployed FA 75020 HORNBEAM Sep. 16-18, 1975).

USGS Project Number: EA-PO

Contact: Brad Butman (

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Map of field activity boundary.

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