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U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Data Collection

Current and Sediment Transport Studies on Georges Bank

Description: A series of studies to assess environmental hazards to petroleum development in the Georges Bank and New England Shelf region. Long-term observations of currents and near-bottom processes to document the frequency and processes of near-bottom sediment transport along the U.S. east coast continental margin.

Duration: 1975-1984

USGS Principal Investigators: B. Butman and M. Noble

Collaborators: Bureau of Land Management (now Minerals Management Service)


Field Activity Reports: 1975-004-FA, 1975-015-FA, 1975-020-FA, 1975-031-FA, 1976-006-FA, 1976-008-FA, 1976-031-FA, 1976-049-FA, 1976-050-FA, 1977-009-FA, 1977-032-FA, 1978-001-FA, 1978-010-FA, 1978-031-FA, 1978-035-FA, 1979-004-FA, 1979-021-FA, 1979-035-FA, 1979-037-FA, 1980-001-FA, 1980-009-FA, 1980-030-FA, 1980-034-FA, 1982-011-FA, 1982-015-FA.

Revision History

  • Original data publication prior to 2006

Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:

Butman, Bradford, Noble, M.A. Lightsom, F.L., Oceanographic Measurements-- Georges Bank, Massachusetts, 1975-1984: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Data Access

table imageCatalog of Data

Catalog of Data Averaged to Hourly

Data Access via THREDDS (EPIC)

Data Access via THREDDS (CF)

FGDC metadata for this experiment.

Station Locations


For more detail about the measurements collected at each site, browse GB_SED.kml (using Google Earth).

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