This part of the data release includes graphical representation (figures) of data from sediment cores collected in 2009 offshore of Palos Verdes, California. This file graphically presents combined data for each core (one core per page). Data on each figure are continuous core photograph, CT scan (where available), graphic diagram core description (graphic legend included at right; visual grain size scale of clay, silt, very fine sand [vf], fine sand [f], medium sand [med], coarse sand [c], and very coarse sand [vc]), multi-sensor core logger (MSCL) p-wave velocity (meters per second) and gamma-ray density (grams per cc), radiocarbon age (calibrated years before present) with analytical error (years), and pie charts that present grain-size data as percent sand (white), silt (light gray), and clay (dark gray). This is one of seven files included in this U.S. Geological Survey data release that include data from a set of sediment cores acquired from the continental slope, offshore Los Angeles and the Palos Verdes Peninsula, adjacent to the Palos Verdes Fault. Gravity cores were collected by the USGS in 2009 (cruise ID S-I2-09-SC; http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=SI209SC)
, and vibracores were collected with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Doc Ricketts in 2010 (cruise ID W-1-10-SC; http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=W110SC)
. One spreadsheet (PalosVerdesCores_Info.xlsx) contains core name, location, and length. One spreadsheet (PalosVerdesCores_MSCLdata.xlsx) contains Multi-Sensor Core Logger P-wave velocity, gamma-ray density, and magnetic susceptibility whole-core logs. One zipped folder of .bmp files (PalosVerdesCores_Photos.zip) contains continuous core photographs of the archive half of each core. One spreadsheet (PalosVerdesCores_GrainSize.xlsx) contains laser particle grain size sample information and analytical results. One spreadsheet (PalosVerdesCores_Radiocarbon.xlsx) contains radiocarbon sample information, results, and calibrated ages. One zipped folder of DICOM files (PalosVerdesCores_CT.zip) contains raw computed tomography (CT) image files. One .pdf file (PalosVerdesCores_Figures.pdf) contains combined displays of data for each core, including graphic diagram descriptive logs. This particular metadata file describes the information contained in the file PalosVerdesCores_Figures.pdf. All cores are archived by the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center.
The sediment cores and subsequent core data were collected to investigate the Palos Verdes Fault and continental slope sedimentation.