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Field Activity Details for field activity S378SC

AKA: none

Other ID: S-3-78-SC,S-3-78-NC

Status: Completed


Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Gordon Hess, Bill Normark

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals:


Start Port/Location: San Pedro, CA

End Port/Location: Monterey, CA

Start Date: 1978-05-24

End Date: 1978-06-01

Equipment Used: 12khz, 3.5khz, airgunarcer, miniranger, pistoncore, gravitycore, integratednavigation, LoranC, radar, transit satellite, bathmagnav

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: physical data holdings

Staff: Glen Barker, Bill Barrere, Michael Boyle, Ed Clifton, Bob Dott, Chris Gutmacher, John Laingor, Paula Mackrow, Al McClenaghan, Cheryl Price, John Saladin, Bill Soule, Andy Stevenson, Pat Wilde

Affiliate Staff:
Rick Hollar - Navigator
Steve Shannon - Watchstander

Notes: Staff information imported from InfoBank
Al McClenaghan - Ship Captain
Andy Stevenson (USGS Western Region) - Mechanical Technician
Bill Barrere - Unsp Investigatr
Bill Normark (USGS Western Region) - Chief Scientist
Bob Dott - Geologist
Cheryl Price - Navigator
Chris Gutmacher (USGS Western Region) - Dafe Curator
Ed Clifton (USGS Western Region) - Geologist
Glen Barker - Mechanical Technician
Gordon Hess (USGS Western Region) - Chief Scientist
John Laingor - Chief Mate
John Saladin - Electronics Technician
Mike Boyle (USGS Western Region) - Electronics Technician
Pat Wilde - Geophysicist
Paula Mackrow - Navigator
Rick Hollar - Navigator
Steve Shannon - Watchstander
Bill Soule - Chief Engineer


Southern California

North: 36.4325 South: 32.18146 West: -124.621 East: -117.60966


photo of Sea Sounder
Sea Sounder


Brunner, C.A., and Normark, William R., 1982, A quantitative index of mixing to determine the relative amount of downslope contamination in subsurface sediments of a submarine fan, in Braunstein, Jules, and Thomson, A.F., chairperson, 95th annual meeting: , The Geological Society of America: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. , pp.

Brunner, C.A., and Normark, William R., 1985, Biostratigraphic implications for the turbidite depositional processes on the Monterey deep-sea fan, Central California: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 55 no. 4, pp.

Brunner, C.A., and Normark, William R., 1983, Taphonomy of microfossils in turbidites of the Monterey and Delgada submarine fans: , Geological Society of America, 96th annual meeting: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. , pp.

Fildani, A., Normark, W.R., 2004, Late Quaternary evolution of channel and lobe complexes of Monterey Fan: Marine Geology, v. 206 no. 1-4, pp. , doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2004.03.001.

Gutmacher, C.E., and Normark, W.R., 1993, Sur submarine landslide, a deep-water sediment slope failure, in Schwab, W.C., Lee, H.J., Twichell, D.C., eds., Submarine landslides; selected studies in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone: U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2002, pp.

Hess, G.R., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Quaternary styles of California submarine fans: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64 no. 3, pp.

Hess, G.R., Normark, W.R., and Gutmacher, C.E., 1979, Sur submarine slide, Monterey Fan, central California: , Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. , pp.

McGann, M., 1987, Correlation of latest Quaternary marine and terrestrial paleoclimates of Central California; foraminifers and pollen: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 68 no. 44, pp.

McGann, M., Low, S., Tan, A.C., and Torresan, M.E., 2016, Grain-size data from core S3-15G, Monterey Fan, Central California: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

McGann, M.L., 1990, Paleoenvironmental analysis of latest Quaternary levee deposits of Monterey Fan, Central California continental margin; foraminifers and pollen, Core S3-15G: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-0692, 235 p.

McGann, M.L., 1986, Single- and multiple-biofacies turbidites in latest Quaternary sediments of Monterey Fan, central California continental margin: , Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. , pp.

McGann, M., and Brunner, Charlotte A., 1988, Quantitative microfossil (foraminifers and pollen) and sedimentologic data on core S3-15G from Monterey Fan, Central California continental margin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-0693, 79 p.

Normark, W.R., and Hess, G.R., 1979, Sediment transport processes on the Monterey Deep-Sea Fan: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, pp.

Normark, W.R., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 1989, Major submarine fans of the California continental rise, Winterer, E.L., and Hussong, Donald M., and Decker, Robert W., eds., The eastern Pacific Ocean and Hawaii: Geological Society of America, Denver, CO.

Normark, W.R., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 1988, Sur submarine slide, Monterey Fan, Central California: Sedimentology, v. 35 no. 4, pp.

Normark, W.R., and Hess, Gordon R., 1980, Quaternary growth patterns of California submarine fans, in Field, Michael E., Bouma, Arnold H., Colburn, Ivan P., Douglas, Robert G., and Ingle, James C., eds., Proceedings of the Quaternary depositional environments of the Pacific Coast: Pacific Coast Paleogeography Symposium, no. 4, pp.

Normark, W.R., Gutmacher, Christina E., Chase, T.E., Wilde, Pat, 1984, Monterey Fan; growth pattern control by basin morphology and changing sea levels: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 3 no. 2-4, pp.

Schreppel, H.A., Degnan, C.H, Dadisman, S.V., and Metzger, D.R., 2013, Archive of U.S. Geological Survey Selected Single-Beam Bathymetry Datasets, 1969â2000: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 757,

Wilde, P., Normark, William R., Chase, Thomas E., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 1985, Potential petroleum reservoirs on deep-sea fans off Central California, in Bouma, Arnold H., Normark, William R., and Barnes, Neal E., eds., Submarine fans and related turbidite systems: Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.


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