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Summary for Field Activity Number 1987-005-FA

Alternate Leg ID: OC181, Leg 1

Area of Operations: Rodgers Pass, Wilkinson Basin, Jordan Basin, Northeast Channel, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: February 05, 1987 to February 15, 1987

Objectives: The OCEANUS cruise was part of a continuing study of the hydrography, circulation and sediment transport in the Gulf of Maine. The specific objectives of the cruise were to: 1) Conduct a detailed hydrographic survey of the Gulf of Maine; 2) Recover 2 moorings in the Northeast Channel; 3) Deploy 1 subsurface mooring in Rodgers Pass; and 4) Deploy instrumentation (3 tripods, 1 subsurface mooring and 3 surface buoys) in Massachusetts Bay.

Type of Activity: Mooring work

Information to be derived: Time series data
Suspended Sediment Concentrations

Summary: Moorings deployed: 7 (#317, 318, and 319 recovered FA 87011 MARY LOUISE Apr. 8-10, 1987; #320, 321, and 322, recovered FA 87020 WHITE HEATH May 12, 1987; and #323 recovered this cruise. Moorings recovered: 4 (#323 deployed this cruise; UNH buoy adrift - recovered lower half; Brookhaven instrument package; surface buoy N1). Non-responsive mooring: 1 (#314 deployed FA 86017 GYRE Aug. 21 - Sep. 2, 1986). CTD stations: 95; Suspended sediment samples: 282; Oxygen samples: 92.

USGS Project Number: SEDTRANS

Contact: Brad Butman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier O-81-87-GU. Visit this site for more information.

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Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

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The following materials for this field activity are available in the Information Archives:

Films (35 and 16mm) containing original data films and archived data microfilm. Original films are stored in the WHOI Data Library/Archive film vault. Cabinet storage is in the USGS-WHSC Data Library/Archive.

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