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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-003-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Juan Acosta - Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia-Madrid

Information Specialist(s): Michael Taylor

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Multichannel seismic and multibeam sonar survey near oceanic plate fracture controlling earthquake, tilting, landslides, and tsunami near Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.


Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Start Date: 1997-05-04

End Date: 1997-05-12

Equipment Used: ARGO

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Multichannel seismic reflection profiles; Multibeam bathymetry; Gravity; Magnetics.

Staff: Barry Irwin, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, Uri Ten Brink, Jeremy Loss, Michael Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Kevin O'Toole
Harold Williams - Western C&MG; Juan Acosta
Araceli Munoz
Carlos Palomo
P. Herranz
J.L. Sanz
J. Molinero - Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia; Ramon Vegas
Andres Carbo - Universidad de Complutense de Madrid; Juan Tomas Vazquez - Universidad de Cadiz; Dwight Coleman - University of Rhode Island; Nancy Grindlay - University of North Carolina; F. Delano - University of Puerto Rico

Project = PRICO-97, PRICO-97


offshore northeast Puerto Rico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 20.75 South: 19.25 West: -65.75 East: -63


photo of Hesperides


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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ARGO --- Photo

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