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Summary Information for Field Activity 2002-050-FA

Area of Operations: Hudson Canyon, continental slope, continental rise, New York, New Jersey, New York Bight, mid-Atlantic Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 27, 2002 to September 15, 2002

Chief scientist: Brad Butman
Jim Robb

   Peter Rona (Rutgers University)

Objectives: Bathymetric mapping of the continental slope and rise areas adjacent to Hudson Canyon using multibeam echo-sounding and 3.5 kHz profiling.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping; water sampling;Sea floor mapping
water sampling

Information to be derived: Methane concentrations

Summary: 60x110 nmi (111x204 km) bathymetric map; water depths and backscatter recorded by Seabeam system; ODEC 3.5 kHz profile digital data along ~2600 nmi (~4815 km) of track.

Contact: Jim Robb (

InfoBank: uses the identifier B-1-02-NB. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Butman, Bradford, Twichell, David C., Rona, Peter A., Tucholke, Brian E., Middleton, Tammie J., and Robb, James M.,2006, Sea floor topography and backscatter intensity of the Hudson Canyon region offshore of New York and New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1441, Version 2.0, CD-ROM. (Also available at

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

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

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

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

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