Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Puerto Rico trench, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink
Information Specialist(s): PARTNER
Data Type(s): Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Pick up ocean bottom seismometers.
Start Date: 2005-10-31
Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
End Date: 2005-11-03
End Port/Location: St. George, Bermuda
Equipment Used: Ocean Bottom Seismometer
Information to be Derived: Time series data;Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Picked up 9 out of 10 OBSes. One OBS (#9; middle one north of the trench) did not respond despite 4 hours of efforts. Lithium battery pack of OBS #5 exploded on board ~36 hours after recovery following a slow undetected fire in the battery sphere. No injuries and no damage. Only partial data recovery from the remaining instruments because of programming error of the instruments prior to deployment.
Staff: Uri Ten Brink
Notes: Data Curator: IRIS-DMC.