Area of Operations: Nantucket Shoals, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: December 22, 1976 to December 29, 1976
Objectives: This WHITEFOOT cruise was planned in response to the ARGO MERCHANT oil spill. Objectives were to deploy 1 current meter mooring (#123) and 1 tripod (#121) to determine subsurface flow pattern over Nantucket Shoals to predict and hindcast oil spill trajectories and monitor bottom conditions, particularly to observe any oil sinking to the bottom; and to obtain bottom grab samples at several shallow locations to determine if any oil was reaching the bottom.
Type of Activity: Sampling
Information to be derived: Time series data
Samples and chemical analysis
Summary: Tripod deployed: 1 (#121 recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT Mar. 8 - Apr. 17, 1977); Current meter deployed: 1 (#123 recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT Mar. 8 - Apr. 17, 1977); Samples: 2.
USGS Project Number: ARGO MERCHANT
Contact: Brad Butman (firstname.lastname@example.org)