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Summary Information for Field Activity 2005-045-FA

Area of Operations: Puerto Rico trench, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 31, 2005 to November 03, 2005

Chief scientist: Uri ten Brink

Objectives: Pick up ocean bottom seismometers.

Type of Activity: Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Time series data;Morphology;

Summary: Picked up 9 out of 10 OBSes. One OBS (#9; middle one north of the trench) did not respond despite 4 hours of efforts. Lithium battery pack of OBS #5 exploded on board ~36 hours after recovery following a slow undetected fire in the battery sphere. No injuries and no damage. Only partial data recovery from the remaining instruments because of programming error of the instruments prior to deployment.


InfoBank: uses the identifier W-1-05-PR. Visit this site for more information.

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