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ID L-2-77-NC
Abstract Chief Scientist: Bill Normark. Geological and Geophysical data (airgun, sonobuoy, gravity, 3dot5khz, boomerangcore, integratednavigation, miniranger, transitsatellite, freefallgrab) of field activity L-2-77-NC in Off San Mateo, Northern California from 04/11/1977 to 04/25/1977
Chief Scientist Bill Normark
Activity Type Geological and Geophysical
Platform Samuel Phillips Lee
Area of Operation Off San Mateo, Northern California, Northern California
Bounding Coordinates
-125.71333    -122.16348
Ports leave San Francisco, CA
arrive Monterey, CA
Dates 04/11/1977 (JD 101) to 04/25/1977 (JD 115)
Analog Materials list
Al McClenaghan Ship Captain
Tom Chase Oceanographer
Joe Edwards Mechanical Technician
Chris Gutmacher Geologist
Gordon Hess Geologist
Dave Hogg Electronics Technician
Rick Hollar Geologist, UCB
Jim Mackrow Chief Mate
John Simpson Chief Engineer
Terry Kelley Electronics Technician
Jackie Miller Geologist
Bill Normark Chief Scientist
John Oldson Geologist, UCB
James Sandusky Geologist, UCB/LBL
Jon Spencer Geologist
Dorrik Stow Geologist, Dalhouise U
Paul Twichell Mechanical Technician
Pat Wilde Geologist, UCB/LBL
Equipment Used
Fildani, Andrea, and Normark, W.R., 2004, Late Quaternary evolution of channel
and lobe complexes of Monterey Fan, Marine Geology 206, p. 199-223.
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Normark, W.R., Hess, G.R., Chase, T.E., Wilde, P., Spencer, J.E., 1977, Active and relict channel systems, and the growth pattern on Monterey submarine fan, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 9, no. 7, p. 1116-1117.

Normark, W.R., and Hess, G.R., 1978, Sedimentological features and growth of the Monterey deep-sea fan off central California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1100, p. 151.

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, v. 11, no. 3, p. 83-84.

Normark, W.R., and Hess, G.R., 1979, Sediment transport processes on the Monterey Deep-Sea Fan: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1150, p. 150.

Hess, G.R., and Normark, W.R., 1980, Quaternary styles of California submarine fans: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 64, no. 3, p. 443-444.

Normark, W.R., Hess, G.R., Stow, D.A.V., and Bowen, A.J., 1980, Sediment waves on the Monterey Fan levee; a preliminary physical interpretation: Marine Geology, v. 37, no. 1-2, p. 1-18.

Normark, William 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, p. 201-210.

Normark, William 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, p. 93-99.

Wilde, Pat, 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: New York, NY, Springer-Verlag.

Normark, William R., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 1988, Sur submarine slide, Monterey Fan, Central California: Sedimentology, v. 35, no. 4, p. 629-647.

Normark, William 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: Denver, CO, Geological Society of America.

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, p. 158-166.
Got Help? For L-2-77-NC, we would appreciate any information on -- contract, days at sea, dive count, funding, information specialist, information to be derived, kms of navigation, national plan, NGDC Info, notes, organization, owner, project, project number, purpose, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, summary, tabulated info.
Type Webpage KMZ Arc         Metadata        
Bathymetry data      
Gravity data 012.grav
Metadata data     txt  data  FAQ  xml
Navigation data nav    
Samples data samp    
Seismic data      
Times   012.times    

L-2-77-NC location map of where navigation 

equipment operated
L-2-77-NC location map of where navigation 

equipment operated

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