Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink
Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA-PMEL
Information Specialist(s): William Danforth
Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sea floor mapping of the Mona Passage using multibeam sonar. Deploy 5 OBSes in the Puerto Rico Trench.
Start Date: 2007-03-14
Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
End Date: 2007-03-26
End Port/Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Equipment Used: Simrad EM1002, XBT, DGPS
Information to be Derived: Bathymetric maps; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected over 4200 km2 of multibeam bathymetry data at a grid spacing of 30 m.
Staff: Brian Andrews, William Danforth, Claudia Flores, Uri Ten Brink
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Uri ten Brink - Chief Scientist; William Danforth; Brian Andrews; Claudia Flores.
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.
Lopez-Venegas, A.M., ten Brink, U.S., and Geist, E.L., 2008, Submarine landslide as the source for the October 11, 1918 Mona Passage tsunami; observations and modeling: Marine Geology, v. 254 no. 1-2, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.05.001.
ten Brink, U.S., Marshak, Stephen, and Granja Bruna, Jose-Luis, 2009, Bivergent thrust wedges surrounding oceanic island arcs; insight from observations and sandbox models of the northeastern Caribbean plate: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121 no. 11-12, doi: 10.1130/B26512.1.