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Field Activity Details for field activity 1990-040-FA

Other ID: Cruise 16 Leg 1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kim D. Klitgord

Affiliate Investigator(s): Sergei Silantiev, Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry, Moscow

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Electro-Magnetic: Gravity, Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Undertake an integrated geological sampling and geophysical surveying program on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the Atlantis and Hayes Fracture Zones to establish morphotectonic framework of the ridge and the magmatic contribution to oceanic crustal generation and to investigate deformation of oceanic crust within transform/fracture zones.


Start Port/Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

End Port/Location: Bridgetown, Barbados

Start Date: 1990-10-05

End Date: 1990-11-15

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Gravity meter (wh), Dredge, Multibeam swath bathymetry, Marine magnetometer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Kim D. Klitgord

Affiliate Staff:
Sergei Silantiev
Vernadsky - Co-Chief Sci.; J. F. Casey - Univ. Houston; S. M. Agar - Northwestern Univ.; W. B. Bryan - WHOI; S. Zlobin
R. Nagakyan
O. Bogdanovskiy
I. Antropov
M. Miromenko
B. Bazylev
A. Gurenko
L. Polosina
O. Tsameryan - Vernadsky; V. Korenfeld
A. Sindyukov
Y. Konoplev - Institute Physics of Earth; V. Mayorshin
N. Ostroukhov - Institute Terrestrial Magnetism Earth; N. Turko
Y. Pavlenko
A. Koshkin - Institute Geology

Project = Mid-Atlantic Ridge Crest Processes, Mid-Atlantic Ridge Crest Processes


Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Atlantic Ocean;

North: 35 South: 29 West: -45 East: -30


photo of Akademik Boris Petrov
Akademik Boris Petrov


Silantiev, S., Klitgord, Kim D., Casey, John F., Agar, Susan M., and Bryan, William B., 1991, 16th cruise of the R/V Akademik BORIS PETROV (Leg 1) (October 5 - November 15, 1990); Soviet-U.S. collaborative geological and geophysical survey of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between 30 degrees N and 34 degrees N; cruise report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-120., 35 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multibeam swath bathymetry --- Multibeam
Gravity meter (wh) --- Gravity
Marine magnetometer --- Magnetics
Dredge --- Biology
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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