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Summary for Field Activity Number 1988-020-FA

Alternate Leg ID: F-13-88-NC

Area of Operations: Point Sal, San Luis Obispo, California, United States, North America, North Pacific

Dates: December 05, 1988 to December 13, 1988

Objectives: This cruise was conducted as a part of the sediment transport component of the MMS California OCS Phase II Monitoring Program. Data were successfully collected during the spring/summer of 1987. This cruise was designed to obtain data during the winter season. The specific objectives were: 1. conduct a sidescan survey at project sites R8, PJ1, and R9; 2. deploy 2 surface guard buoys at each site (R8, PJ1, and R9); 3. deploy 3 subsurface current meter moorings at R8, PJ1, and R9; 4. deploy 2 GEOPROBE tripods at R8 and PJ1; 5. collect box cores for detailed sediment analyses; and 6. collect hydrographic and suspended matter samples.

Type of Activity: Sampling
Mooring work
Seismic profiling

Information to be derived: Time series data
Samples and Chemical Analysis
Grain size analysis
Suspended Sediment Concentrations
Sea Floor Map

Summary: Moorings deployed: 6 (#327, 328, 329, 330, 331, and 332, recovered FA 89004 FARNELLA Feb. 21-28, 1989). CTD stations: 13; Sidescan sonar: 48 km; Box cores: 6 (processed shipboard by WHOI for E. Crycelius, Battelle); Gravity core: 1; Water samples: 33.

USGS Project Number: STRESS

Contact: David Cacchione ()

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