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Summary Information for Field Activity 2009-007-FA

Area of Operations: Arctic Ocean

Dates: August 06, 2009 to September 17, 2009

Chief scientist: Deborah Hutchinson

   David Mosher, Geological Survey of Canada

Objectives: Sediment thickness mapping using multichannel seismics and sonobuoys on the potential U.S. extended continental shelf north of Alaska.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

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

Summary: 4062 km of 16-channel multichannel seismic data 51 sonobuoys (46 good) 8355 line km 12 kHz echo sounder 177 Helicopter spot soundings 9 CTD Rosettes 72 XCTDs Underway measurement of seawater salinity, temperature, flourescence, gas tension, and oxygen saturation. Underway ice observations (log) Underway marine mammal observations (log)

Contact: Deborah Hutchinson (

InfoBank: uses the identifier L-7-09-AR. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Mosher, David C., Shimeld, John W., and Hutchinson, Deborah R.,2009, 2009 Canada Basin seismic reflection and refraction survey, western Arctic Ocean; CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent expedition report: Geological Survey of Canada Open File 6343, 235 p.. (Also available at

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

Mosher, D.C., Shimeld, J. Hutchinson, D., Jackson, R., Chian, D., Lebedeva-Ivanova, N., Oakey, G., Evangelatos, J., Li, Q., Funck, T., Mayer, L., Verhoef, J., and Forbes, S,2012, Re-evaluating Amerasian Basin tectonics and sedimentation with new geophysical data: 34th IGC Conference

Mosher, D.C., Shimeld, J., Hutchinson, D., Chian, D., Lebedeva-Ivanova, N., and Jackson, R.,2012, Canada Basin Revealed: Arctic Technology Conference

Lebedeva-Ivanova, N., Hutchinson, D.R., Shimeld, J., Brumley, K., Chian, D., Hart, P., Mosher, D., and Jackson, R.,, Inferred Mesozoic Origin of the Nautilus Basin, Arctic Ocean [abs.]: 3P Arctic The Polar Petroleum Potential Conference and Exhibition

Hutchinson, D., Houseknecht, D., Mosher,D., Hart,P., Jackson, R., Lebedeva-Ivanova,N., Shimeld, J., and Chian, D.,, The Chukchi Borderland: a sediment-starved rifted continental margin [abs.]: 2013 Fall AGU Meeting

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