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ID P-1-92-SC
Also Known As 91-062
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Geological Survey of Canada. Chief Scientist: Dave Piper. Geophysical data (GPS, 12khz, Huntec, airgun) of field activity P-1-92-SC in Santa Monica Basin, Southern California from 01/25/1992 to 02/04/1992
Organization United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Geological Survey of Canada
Chief Scientist Dave Piper
Activity Type Geophysical
Platform Parizeau
Area of Operation Santa Monica Basin, Southern California, Southern California
Bounding Coordinates
-119.37733    -118.61283
Ports leave Pacific Geoscience Center, Sidney, British Columbia
arrive San Diego, California
Dates 01/25/1992 (JD 025) to 02/04/1992 (JD 035)
Analog Materials list
Information Specialist
Ray Sliter, USGS
Dave Piper Chief Scientist, GSC
Bill Normark Unspecified, USGS Western Region
Equipment Used
To collect high-resolution seismic-reflection data from the Hueneme and
Dume submarine fans.
We were able to take advantage of the transit of the
Canadian ship Parizeau, from Pacific to Atlantic Geoscience Centres,
by using a few extra days en route to survey submarine fans.

The goals were to better understand the processes that lead to the formation of sandy submarine fans and the role of sea level changes in their formation.

About 850 line km of high-quality Huntec DTS and sleeve-gun reflection profiles were obtained of Hueneme, Mugu and Dume submarine fans, Santa Monica Basin, off southern California.

The data showed for the first time the detailed distribution of sand bodies on a modern sandy submarine fan.

Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) -
USGS Coop cruise run by GSC.

Dates are of data collection, not including transit to and from ports.

Analog materials: Original records held at GSC, Normark has a set of copies.

Digital files: navigation, bathymetry, seismic (Huntec and sleeve-gun) held by USGS.

Piper, D. J. W., W. R. Normark, and  R. N. Hiscott, 1995, Chp. 28: Holocene sand
body geometry, Hueneme Fan, California Borderland, in An Atlas of Deep-Water
Environments: Architectural Style in Turbidite Systems, Pickering, K. T.,
Hiscott, R. N., Kenyon, N., Ricci Lucchi, R., Smith, R.; Chapman and Hall,
London, p. 203-206.

Normark, W. R., D. J. W. Piper, and R. N. Hiscott, 1997, Sea level effects on the textural characteristics and depositional architecture of the Hueneme and associated submarine fan systems, Santa Monica Basin, California, Sedimentology, v. 45, p. 53-70.

Normark, W. R., and Piper, D. J. W., 1998, Preliminary evaluation of recent movement on structures within the Santa Monica Basin, offshore southern California, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report No. 98-518, 60 p.

Piper, D. J. W., R. N. Hiscott, and W. R. Normark, 1999, Outcrop-scale acoustic facies analysis and latest Quaternary development of Hueneme and Dume submarine fans, offshore California, Sedimentology, v. 46, p. 47-78.

Piper, D. J. W. and W. R. Normark, 2001, Sandy fans --- from Amazon to Hueneme and beyond, Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., v. 85, p. 1407-1438.

Normark, W. R., Piper, D. J. W., Sliter, R. W., Triezenberg, P., and Gutmacher, C. E., 2006, Digital Single-Channel Seismic-Reflection Data from Western Santa Monica Basin, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1180, web only, access via: 1180/
Got Help? For P-1-92-SC, we would appreciate any information on -- contract, days at sea, dive count, funding, information to be derived, kms of navigation, national plan, NGDC Info, owner, project, project number, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, tabulated info.
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P-1-92-SC location map of where navigation 

equipment operated
P-1-92-SC location map of where navigation 

equipment operated

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