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ID W-1-95-NC
Abstract Chief Scientists: John Barber, Pete Dartnell, Dave Drake. Geological data (boxcore) of field activity W-1-95-NC in Russian and Eel Rivers, California from 02/08/1995 to 02/18/1995
Project/Theme Strata Formations on Margins (Strataform)
Chief Scientist John Barber
Pete Dartnell
Dave Drake
Activity Type Geological
Platform Wecoma
Area of Operation Russian and Eel Rivers, California, Northern California
Bounding Coordinates
41.75000
-125.75000    -122.25000
37.75000
Dates 02/08/1995 (JD 039) to 02/18/1995 (JD 049)
Analog Materials list
Crew
John Barber Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Pete Dartnell Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Dave Drake Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Equipment Used
boxcore
Purpose
The STRATAFORM project is looking into
understanding (i.e., modelling) margin stratigraphy on time scales from
individual storm events to units representing 10's of thousands of years.
Summary
Heavy January rains on the west coast led to record river and sediment
discharges.  From 8 February to 18 February, John Barber, Pete Dartnell and Dave
Drake took our NEL box corer and joined the "Rapid Response Sampling Team" of
the ONR-funded STRATAFORM project aboard the R/V WECOMA of Oregon State
University for a box coring binge on the shelf off the Russian and Eel Rivers.
A dozen scientists, students and technicians managed to hammer out about 90 box
cores of the 1995 flood sediment on those shelves.  The Eel shelf proved to be a
bonanza with reddish-tan flood sediment forming a layer up to 10 cm thick on the
mid-shelf.  Many of the benthic organisms had been covered so rapidly that they
had apparently suffocated.
Notes
1995 WEST COAST FLOOD DEPOSITS:
   This field effort was a first step in a multiyear project which involves
   Mike Field, Jim Gardner, Homa Lee, Dave Cacchione and Dave Drake from USGS
   as well as a host of scientists from universities, industry and the Navy.
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