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Summary Information for Field Activity 1985-047-FA

Area of Operations: Farallon Islands, California, United States, North America, North Pacific

Dates: December 13, 1985 to December 14, 1985

Chief scientist: Bill Winters


Objectives: Determine the suitability of sea floor sediments for radioactive waste disposal.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived: Geotechnical tests including index, consolidation, and triaxial shear strength

Summary: Short cores: 6 (3 stations; 2 box cores at each station).

Contact: Bill Winters (

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Publications resulting from these data

Winters, William J., and Booth, James S.,1987, Sediment properties related to prediction of embedment and penetration depth of objects into the seafloor off the Farallon Islands, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-600, 101 p.. (Also available at

Data Types and Locations:


Track map with core locations.



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