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Summary Information for Field Activity 2008-009-FA

Area of Operations: Canada Basin, United States, Canada, North America, Arctic Ocean

Dates: September 06, 2008 to October 01, 2008

Chief scientist: Deborah Hutchinson

   Jon Childs, USGS-Menlo Park

Objectives: Collect bathymetry, chirp sub-bottom, and gravity data as well as break ice for a second ship (LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT) as part of delimiting the boundary of the U.S. extended continental shelf in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean.

Type of Activity: Multibeam Bathymetry and Gravity;Multibeam Bathymetry and Gravity

Information to be derived:

Summary: There were 5146 km of tracklines (multibeam, sub-bottom and gravity). Total area imaged was 39,311 km2 with the SeaBeam 2112. 11 stations were occupied for CTD and 10 stations for phytoplankton analysis.

Contact: Bill Danforth (

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-2-08-AR. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Hutchinson, D.R., and Barth, G.A.,2010, Continental margins and the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project: MARGINS/GeoPRISMS Newsletter, no. 25: p. 5-11. (Also available at

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