USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-672-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): Daniel Brothers, Katherine Coble

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Mary McGann

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, 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: 2014-10-24

End Date: 2014-10-30

Equipment Used: Push corer, Vibracore, navigation

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: Collected vibracores and push cores. Push core sample analysis on FAD. Vibracore locations on FAD.

Staff: Daniel Brothers, Mary McGann

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Principal Investigators: Charlie Paull, Roberto Gwiazda, Esther Sumner (MBARI)
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-615-FA
Katherine Coble will also be co-principal investigator


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



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Vibracore --- Geology
Push corer --- Biology
navigation --- Navigation

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team