Other ID: OC463
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Jason Chaytor
Affiliate Investigator(s): Chris Baxter, URI
Information Specialist(s): Jason Chaytor
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Coring ops.
Start Date: 2010-06-15
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 2010-06-21
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Box corer, Knudsen 1600 USB 1.2 kW with 2 Massa transducers (3.5 kHz), DGPS, Corer - slow
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The objective of this coring cruise was to investigate in detail the stratigraphy and age of several significant slope failures along the continental slope and rise south of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Twenty-three piston cores were collected (~110 m of core). This project is a collaborative effort between the URI Department of Ocean Engineering and the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center.
Staff: Katherine McMullen, Uri Ten Brink
Notes: Project = Potential Tsunami Sources, Potential Tsunami Sources
Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,
Chaytor, J.D., ten Brink, U.S., Baxter, C.D., Brothers, D.S., and Twichell, D.C, 2012, Submarine Landslides on the Slope and Rise, Southern New England Continental Margin, USA [abs.]: , 34th International Geological Congress. Brisbane, Australia, August 5-10, 2012.
Chaytor, J.D., ten Brink, U.S., Twichell, D.C., Baxter, C.D.P., Hallam, T.D., Brother, D., 2011, Submarine Landslides along the U.S. Atlantic Margin: Their Distribution, Failure Processes and Age [abs.]: , 2011 Fall AGU Meeting. December 5-9, 2011, San Francisco, CA.