Other ID: RB0208
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Puerto Rico Trench, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink
Information Specialist(s): Jennifer Martin
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Sonar: Multibeam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Multibeam bathymetry of the Puerto Rico trench.
Start Date: 2002-09-24
Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
End Date: 2002-09-30
End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Equipment Used: SeaBeam 2112, SBE 9 CTD, XBT, Digital camera
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data were collected in an area roughly 25,000 km2 in size using SeaBeam 2112 (12 kHz) system mounted on the hull of the NOAA ship RONALD H. BROWN. Onboard tests have established the spatial resolution of the multibeam bathymetry and the backscatter image at this large water depth to be 100-150 m and 30 m, respectively. The vertical resolution could not be established independently from the data, but is thought to be about 0.5% of the water depth.
Staff: William Danforth, Uri Ten Brink, Charles Worley
Notes: Project = Caribbean Tsunami and Earthquake Hazard Studies, Caribbean Tsunami and Earthquake Hazard Studies
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, doi: 10.3133/ofr20131125.
ten Brink, U., Worley, Charles R., Smith, Shep, Stepka, Thomas, and Williams, Glynn F., 2006, Project PROBE Leg I - report and archive of multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter, CTD/XBT and GPS navigation data collected during USGS Cruise 02051 (NOAA Cruise RB0208) Puerto Rico Trench September 24, 2002, to September 30, 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1066, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1066/.
Whitmore, P., ten Brink, Uri, Caropolo, Michael, Huerfano-Moreno, Victor, Knight, William, Sammler, William, and Sandrik, Al, 2009, NOAA/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center Atlantic Ocean response criteria: Science of Tsunami Hazards, v. 28 no. 2, URL: http://tsunamisociety.org/282WhitmoreEtAla.pdf.