Other ID: Cruise 16 Leg 1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Atlantic Ocean;
Principal Investigator(s): Kim D. Klitgord
Affiliate Investigator(s): Sergei Silantiev, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry, Moscow
Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Undertake an integrated geological sampling and geophysical surveying program on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the Atlantis and Hayes Fracture Zones to establish morphotectonic framework of the ridge and the magmatic contribution to oceanic crustal generation and to investigate deformation of oceanic crust within transform/fracture zones.
Start Date: 1990-10-05
Start Port/Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
End Date: 1990-11-15
End Port/Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
Equipment Used: Multibeam swath bathymetry, Gravity meter (wh), Marine magnetometer, Dredge, GPS (wh)
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Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:
Staff: Kim D. Klitgord
Silantiev, S., Klitgord, Kim D., Casey, John F., Agar, Susan M., and Bryan, William B., 1991, 16th cruise of the R/V Akademik BORIS PETROV (Leg 1) (October 5 - November 15, 1990); Soviet-U.S. collaborative geological and geophysical survey of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between 30 degrees N and 34 degrees N; cruise report: 35 URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr91120, download PDF.