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Summary Information for Field Activity 2010-018-FA

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 (

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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

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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