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Summary Information for Field Activity 1985-037-FA

Area of Operations: Cayman Trough, Cayman Islands, Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 22, 1985 to November 02, 1985

Chief scientist: Terry Edgar

   Lindsay Parson - British Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (IOS)

Objectives: To ensonify the central region of the Cayman Trough with the GLORIA sidescan system.

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Summary: The Cayman Trough is a narrow rectangular deep which contains a sea floor spreading system. The survey took place over the coastal region of the spreading ridge and along one line to the eastern extremity of the Trough. These data provide detailed information of the history of spreading in the trough and thus the nature of the northern Caribbean plate boundary.

Contact: Terry Edgar ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier F-3B-85-CB. Visit this site for more information.

InfoBank: uses the identifier F-3B-85-CB. Visit this site for more information.

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