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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-615-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies (ZP00EQV)

Principal Investigator(s): Katherine Coble

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Mary McGann

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: ROV-sampling of Monterey Canyon to collect ground truth samples of the Ocean Imaging Project, San Gregorio Fault Zone, and canyon flanks near deployed and planned sediment traps.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

End Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

Start Date: 2014-04-14

End Date: 2014-04-19

Equipment Used: navigation, Push corer, Vibracore

Information to be Derived: Sediment accumulation rates, age of faulting, frequency of sediment deformation, source of sediment in traps

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Vibracores and push cores taken. Core locations for vibracores are on FAD. USGS official repository for vibracores only.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Principal Investigators: Charlie Paull, Roberto Gwiazda, Esther Sumner (MBARI)


Monterey Bay, California, United States, Pacific Ocean

North: 37.03763968 South: 36.53875471 West: -122.783 East: -121.77929688


photo of Western Flyer
Western Flyer


Maier, K.L., Paull, C.K., McGann, M.L., Lundsten, E.M., Anderson, K., Gwiazda, R., and Brothers, D.S., 2016, Sediment core data from the northern flank of Monterey Canyon, offshore California: U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
navigation --- Navigation
Push corer --- Biology
Vibracore --- Geology
sediment core data (published in Science Base; U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.1002/2016GL070083)

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