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Summary Information for Field Activity 2009-004-FA

Area of Operations: New England, New York and New Jersey continental slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 11, 2009 to May 25, 2009

Chief scientist: Uri ten Brink


Objectives: Map with multibeam sonar the upper continental slope.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

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

Summary: 5700 line km of multibeam bathymetry and associated chirp sub-bottom seismic profiling.

Contact: Bill Danforth (

InfoBank: uses the identifier B-4-09-NA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

ten Brink, Uri S., Lee, Homa J., Geist, Eric L., and Twichell, David C.,2009, Assessment of tsunami hazard to the U.S. East Coast using relationships between submarine landslides and earthquakes: Marine Geology, v. 264, no. 1-2: p. 65-73. (Also available at

Chaytor, J.D, Twichell, D.C., and ten Brink, U. S.,2012, A reevaluation of the Munson-Nygren-Retriever Submarine Landslide Complex, Georges Bank Lower Slope, Western North Atlantic: Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences Book. (Also available at 10.1007/978-94-007-2162-3_12,)

Chaytor, J.D., ten Brink, U.S., Twichell, D.C., Baxter, C.D.P., Hallam, T.D., Brother, D.,2011, Submarine Landslides along the U.S. Atlantic Margin: Their Distribution, Failure Processes and Age [abs.]: 2011 Fall AGU Meeting

Chaytor, J.D., ten Brink, U.S., Baxter, C.D., Brothers, D.S., and Twichell, D.C,2012, Submarine Landslides on the Slope and Rise, Southern New England Continental Margin, USA [abs.]: 34th International Geological Congress

Andrews, B.D., Chaytor, J.D., Brothers, D.S., and ten Brink, U.S.,2013, Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Atlantic Margin for Marine Geological Investigations.: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1266. (Also available at

Data Types and Locations:

BathymetryGeophysicsLogsOceanographic MeasurementsSeismics


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