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Summary Information for Field Activity 1997-003-FA

Area of Operations: offshore northeast Puerto Rico, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 04, 1997 to May 12, 1997

Chief scientist: Uri ten Brink

   Juan Acosta - Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia-Madrid

Objectives: Multichannel seismic and multibeam sonar survey near oceanic plate fracture controlling earthquake, tilting, landslides, and tsunami near Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary: Multichannel seismic reflection profiles; Multibeam bathymetry; Gravity; Magnetics.

Contact: Michael Taylor (mtaylor@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-3-97-PR. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

ten Brink, Uri S., Marshak, Stephen, and Granja Bruna, Jose-Luis,2009, Bivergent thrust wedges surrounding oceanic island arcs; insight from observations and sandbox models of the northeastern Caribbean plate: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, no. 11-12: p. 1522-1536. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/B26512.1)

Data Types and Locations:

BathymetryGeophysicsSeismics

 

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