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Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-009-FA

Other ID: OC463

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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 Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2010-06-15

End Date: 2010-06-21

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - slow, Box corer, Knudsen 1600 USB 1.2 kW with 2 Massa transducers (3.5 kHz)

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

Affiliate Staff:
Tim Elfers
WCMG; Kevin O'Toole; Cody Jones
UMass; Genevieve Cauchon-Voyer
Laval University; Rich Genovesi
URI; Chris O'Reilly
URI; Matt Jenson
URI; Don DeGroot
UMass; Ethan Beise
Bryant University; Maia ten Brink
Princeton University

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;,

North: 41.01307 South: 39.19821 West: -71.499 East: -68.8623


photo of Oceanus


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., Baxter, C.D.P., Brothers, D.S., and Hallam, T.D., Morphology and Age of the Southern New England Landslide Zone [abs.-: , AGU 2015 Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 2015.

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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
Knudsen 1600 USB 1.2 kW with 2 Massa transducers (3.5 kHz) --- Sub Bottom Profiler
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - slow --- Geology

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