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


Description: A major field experiment to determine the importance of submarine canyons in sediment transport along and across the continental margin. The experiment included extensive current and hydrographic observations, submersible dives, and sediment surveys.

Duration: 1980 - 1982

USGS Principal Investigators: B. Butman, M. Noble, M. Bothner

Collaborators: Bureau of Land Management (Minerals Management Service)


Butman, B., and Conley, S.J., 1984, Lydonia Canyon experiment; data report for moored array deployment I, October 1980-April 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 84-201, 223 p.

Field Activity Reports: 1980-030-FA, 1980-034-FA, 1981-002-FA, 1981-009-FA, 1981-022-FA, 1981-034-FA, 1981-038-FA, 1982-001-FA, 1982-020-FA, 1982-043-FA

Revision History:

  • Original data publication prior to 2006

Please use the following citation when referencing this dataset:

Butman, B., Noble,M., Bothner, M., Strahle, W., and Lightsom, F., 1990, Oceanographic observations made in Lydonia Canyon, offshore of Massachusetts;  1980-1982: 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)

Station Locations


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

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