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Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-633-FA

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AKA: MBARI Cascadia ROV coring

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

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

Principal Investigator(s): Janet Watt, Jenna Hill

Affiliate Investigator(s): Charlie Paull, Roberto Gwiazda - both MBARI

Information Specialist(s): Janet Watt

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Constrain uncertainties in offshore records of megathrust earthquake recurrence and characterize deformation patterns along the deformation front

Vehicle(s): Dodge Caravan - G41-2395R

Start Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

End Port/Location: Moss Landing, CA

Start Date: 2020-09-09

End Date: 2020-09-30

Equipment Used: Vibracore

Information to be Derived: ROV vibracores

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Vibracores, rocks and coral samples were collected in the deepwater regions offshore southern Cascadia between Trinidad and Rogue canyons

Staff: Jenna Hill, Thomas Lorenson, Mary McGann, Janet Watt

Affiliate Staff:



Southern Cascadia subduction zone

North: 43.06888777 South: 40.38803956 West: -125.55175781 East: -124.01855469


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Vibracore --- Geology

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