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Summary Information for Field Activity 2011-027-FA

Area of Operations: Shelf edge, Mid-Atlantic states, United States, North Atlantic

Dates: June 04, 2011 to June 17, 2011

Chief scientist: Daniel Brothers
Jason Chaytor

   Amanda Demopoulos, USGS, Southeast Ecological Science Center

Objectives: Map the shelf-edge offshore Virginia and Maryland in support of BOEMRE studies of the area

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;

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

Summary: Approximately 2,500 km of high resolution multibeam bathymetry data were collected covering Baltimore, Washington and Norfolk canyons and areas of the shelf and shelf-edge in between them. Additional data was collected off Cape Hatteras and during the transit legs from and to Charleston, SC.

Contact: Jason Chaytor (

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Publications resulting from these data

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

ten Brink, U., Chaytor, J., Brothers, D., Twichell, D., Ross, S., and Brooke, S,2011, New high resolution mapping of submarine canyons in the Mid-Atlantic Continental Margin [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

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