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Summary Information for Field Activity 1975-003-FA

Area of Operations: Atlantic outer continental shelf, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 30, 1975 to May 16, 1975

Chief scientist: Bob Oldale

Objectives: Conduct a geology and geophysics cruise along the Atlantic continental margin between Virginia and Cape Cod, concentrating on the continental shelf and slope between Virginia and Long Island where high-resolution seismic reflection profiling, vibracoring and bottom samples are needed for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and USGS environmental impact studies in areas where petroleum lease sales are being considered. Single-channel seismic reflection profiles (airgun), gravity, and magnetics (Legs 1-3) programs for regional geologic resource assessment studies will also be conducted.

Type of Activity:

Information to be derived:

Summary: Collected high-resolution seismic profiles (Uniboom) and airgun profiles on the shelf and slope between Virginia and Long Island.

Contact: Nancy Soderberg (nsoderberg@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-2-75-MC. Visit this site for more information.

Related Links: http://www.marine.whoi.edu/CrusData.nsf/84233dcb24523dde852566a200674d02/cd116e8965b366ed852566bb00673d18?OpenDocument

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Platform Info:
ATLANTIS II

Publications resulting from these data

Chaytor, Jason D., ten Brink, Uri S., Solow, Andrew R., and Andrews, Brian D.,2009, Size distribution of submarine landslides along the U.S. Atlantic margin: Marine Geology, v. 264, no. 1-2: p. 16-27. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2008.08.007)

Twichell, David C., Chaytor, Jason D., ten Brink, Uri S., and Buczkowski, Brian,2009, Morphology of late Quaternary submarine landslides along the U.S. Atlantic continental margin: Marine Geology, v. 264, no. 1-2: p. 4-15. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2009.01.009)

ten Brink, U.S., Barkan, R., Andrews, B.D., and Chaytor, J.D.,2009, Size distributions and failure initiation of submarine and subaerial landslides: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 287, no. 1-2: p. 31-42. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2009.07.031)

Geist, Eric L., Lynett, Patrick J., and Chaytor, Jason D.,2009, Hydrodynamic modeling of tsunamis from the Currituck landslide: Marine Geology, v. 264, no. 1-2: p. 41-52. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2008.09.005)

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