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Summary Information for Field Activity 1989-034-FA

Area of Operations: Atlantic Continental Slope off New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: December 05, 1989 to December 19, 1989

Chief scientist: Dave Twichell

   William B. F. Ryan - Chief Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory LDEO

Objectives: Sediment investigations, sea floor mapping, and ALVIN submersible test dives.

Type of Activity: Submersible dives; Sampling; Photography; Sea floor mapping;Submersible dives
Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary: Still images: 9 reels 35-mm color film; Moving images: 23 8-mm video tapes; Samples: carbonates, sediments, chalk, mudstone, sandstone; Other Geophysical: temperature records, sound velocity records, navigation, Seabeam multibeam bathymetry.


InfoBank: uses the identifier A-24-89-NJ. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Pratson, Lincoln F., Ryan, William B.F., Mountain, Gregory S., and Twichell, David C.,1994, Submarine canyon initiation by downslope-eroding sediment flows; evidence in late Cenozoic strata on the New Jersey continental slope: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 106, no. 3: p. 395-412. (Also available at<0395:SCIBDE>2.3.CO;2)

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