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Summary Information for Field Activity 2013-036-FA

Area of Operations: Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic;

Dates: October 02, 2013 to October 18, 2013

Chief scientist: Uri ten Brink

   Jason Chaytor, USGS-WHSC, Dwight Coleman, URI, Amanda Demopoulos, USGS-SESC

Objectives: tectonics and landslide activity in the NE Caribbean.

Type of Activity: Sampling;Seismic profiling;Sea floor mapping;Photography;

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;Morphology;

Summary: Collected 2,028 kms of multbeam data to fill in data gaps in existing bathymetry coverage of area. Completed 10 ROV dives

Contact: Brian Andrews (
Jason Chaytor (

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Platform Info:
EV Nautilus

Publications resulting from these data

Andrews, B.D., ten Brink, U.S., Danforth, W., Chaytor, J.D., Granja-Bruna, J.L., and Carbo-Gorosabel, A.,2014, Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Puerto Rico Trench and Northeast Caribbean Region for Marine Geological Investigations.: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1125. (Also available at

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