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Summary for Field Activity Number 1981-009-FA

Alternate Leg ID: OC95

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

Dates: April 23, 1981 to May 06, 1981

Objectives: Recover 16 moorings, 3 tripods, and 5 buoys; deploy 4 moorings and 2 tripods; recover buoys GKQ unrecovered Oct. and Nov. 1980, OCNS 88, 90 cruises. Collect XBT, CTD and bathymetry data in and around Lydonia Canyon. Obtain surface grab samples at Stations A, K, Q, and LCA.

Type of Activity:

Information to be derived: Time series data
Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis

Summary: All current moorings, tripods and surface buoys were recovered as planned, except the surface mooring at LCL and the subsurface mooring of LCE. Three (of 3) shallow tripods, 3 (of 4) deep tripods, 18 (of 21) sediment traps and 32 (of 34) VACMs were recovered. Preliminary indications are that the data return from the instruments and sediment traps was good. A minimum of nutrient and suspended sediment profiling was conducted due to time spent dragging for the two tripods and the mooring at LCE. A mooring with current meter and two sediment traps was deployed at LCE to obtain information where the mooring was not recovered. Moorings deployed: 6 (#223, 224, 225, 226, 227, and 228 all recovered FA 81034 OCEANUS 104 Sep. 25 - Oct. 2, 1981). Moorings recovered: 18 (#203, 204, 210, 212, and 213, deployed FA 80030 OCEANUS 88 Oct. 23-31,1980; #205, 207, 208, 209, 211 (partial), 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, and 220 deployed FA 80034 OCEANUS 90 Nov. 24 - Dec. 3, 1980; and #221 and 222 deployed FA 81002 OCEANUS 91 Jan. 16-22, 1981). Surface buoys recovered: 6; CTD stations: 27; XBT stations: 41; Grab samples: 72; Bathymetric surveys: 4 (Sites C, D, F, and G).

USGS Project Number: EA-PO

Contact: Brad Butman (

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Map of field activity boundary.

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