Area of Operations: Western Arctic Ocean
Dates: August 03, 2010 to September 05, 2010
Chief scientist: Deborah Hutchinson
Brian Edwards, USGS-Menlo Park, CA
Objectives: Two-icebreaker US-Canada experiment to identify the outer limits of the extended continental shelf of each nation in the western Arctic Ocean.
Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping; Sampling; Bathymetric and Seismic mapping;Bathymetric and Seismic mapping
Information to be derived: Bathymetric maps; Sea floor map; Sediment thickness maps;
Summary: Collected 12 kHz Bathymetry (Simrad EM122) to identify the 2500-meter contour on widely spaced tracklines. Multichannel seismic profiles were collected aboard the LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT to map sediment thicknesses.
Contact: Bill Danforth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Related Links: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2010/08/