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Summary Information for Field Activity 2007-004-FA

Area of Operations: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic

Dates: March 14, 2007 to March 26, 2007

Chief scientist: Uri ten Brink


Objectives: Sea floor mapping of the Mona Passage using multibeam sonar. Deploy 5 OBSes in the Puerto Rico Trench.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary: Collected over 4200 km2 of multibeam bathymetry data at a grid spacing of 30 m.

Contact: Bill Danforth (

InfoBank: uses the identifier F-1-07-PR. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Lopez-Venegas, A.M., ten Brink, U.S., and Geist, E.L.,2008, Submarine landslide as the source for the October 11, 1918 Mona Passage tsunami; observations and modeling: Marine Geology, v. 254, no. 1-2: p. 35-46. (Also available at

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

Andrews, B.D., ten Brink, U.S., Danforth, W., Chaytor, J.D., Granja-Bruna, J.L., and Carbo-Gorosabel, A.,2014, Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Puerto Rico Trench and Northeast Caribbean Region for Marine Geological Investigations.: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1125. (Also available at

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