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Field Activity Details for field activity W110SC

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AKA: none

Other ID: W-1-10-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Neotectonics of southern California borderland and canyon sedimentation (MU204)

Principal Investigator(s): James Conrad, Brian Edwards

Affiliate Investigator(s): Charlie Paull (MBARI, )

Information Specialist(s): James Conrad

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: (a) neotectonics of the Palos Verdes fault; (b) coring within thalwegs of La Jolla, Redondo, and Mugu canyons


Start Port/Location: Monterey, CA

End Port/Location: Monterey, CA

Start Date: 2010-03-18

End Date: 2010-03-31

Equipment Used: MBARI ROV, pushcore, vibratingcore

Information to be Derived: grain size, sedimentation rates, age determination, stratigraphy

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: No MARFAC support required


southern California borderland

North: 35.75 South: 32.25 West: -122.25 East: -114.25


photo of Western Flyer
Western Flyer


Maier, K.L., Paull, C.K., McGann, M., and Conrad, J.E., 2016, Sediment core data from offshore Palos Verdes, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
MBARI ROV --- Photo
pushcore --- Geology
sediment core data (published in Science Base; U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F7G44NB6)
vibratingcore --- Geology

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