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ID S-15-79-NC
Also Known As SF79
Abstract Chief Scientist: Bill Normark. Data (12khz, 3dot5khz, integratednavigation, LoranC, miniranger, transitsatellite, boomerangcore, gravitycore, pistoncore, freefallgrab, airgun, sparker) of field activity S-15-79-NC in Northern California from 11/26/1979 to 12/11/1979
Chief Scientist Bill Normark
Platform Sea Sounder
Area of Operation Northern California
Bounding Coordinates
-126.25679    -121.88902
Ports leave Redwood City, CA
arrive Monterey, CA
leave Monterey, CA
arrive Redwood City, CA
Dates 11/26/1979 (JD 330) to 12/11/1979 (JD 345)
Analog Materials list
Andy Stevenson Geophysicist, USGS Western Region
Bill Normark Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Charles Bray Chief Mate, USGS Western Region
Chris Gutmacher Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region
Chuck Levine Navigator, USGS Western Region
Richard Heagney Ship Captain
Gordon Hess Geophysicist, USGS Western Region
Gordon Tanner Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region
Jane Cribari Navigator, USGS Western Region
John Oldson Geophysicist, USGS Western Region
Jon Erickson Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region
Kevin O'Toole Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region
Mike Boyle Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region
Pat Wilde Geophysicist, USGS Western Region
Paul Wenberg Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region
Scott Conard Chief Engineer, USGS Western Region
Sue Demarinis Navigator, USGS Western Region
Tom Chase Geophysicist, USGS Western Region
Tony Jones Geophysicist, USGS Western Region
Equipment Used
NGDC Overview
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MCG Data Collection ID ---         S1579NC
Institution Data Collection ID --- S1579NC
NGDC ID ---                        06110043
Funding ---                        (unspecified)
Project, Cruise & Leg ---          (unspecified)
Study region ---                   +40.00000,+34.00000,-127.00000,-121.00000
Chief Scientist(s) ---             Bill Normark
Name of vessel ---                 Sea Sounder (surface ship)
Date field data collection started --- 11/26/79     LEAVE REDWOOD CITY
Date field data collection ended ---   12/11/79     ARRIVE REDWOOD CITY
Parameters surveyed ---
   Bathymetry:                     surveyed, contained in data file
   Magnetics:                      (unspecified)
   Gravity:                        (unspecified)
   High-resolution seismics:       (unspecified)
   Deep penetration seismics:      (unspecified)
Format --- 

Date of data input to NGDC ---     06/09/87
Contributing institution ---       USGS Branch of Pacific Marine Geology
Country ---                        United States

Navigation instrumentation ---     (unspecified)
Position determination method ---  (unspecified)

Bathymetry instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of bathymetric data ---  (unspecified)
General rate of bathymetry in file ---    2.4 minutes
General collection rate of bathymetry --- (unspecified)
Assumed sound velocity ---                (unspecified)
Bathymetric datum code ---                No correction applied (sea level)
Bathmetry interpolation scheme ---        (unspecified)

Magnetics instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of magnetics data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of magnetics in file ---    (unspecified)
General collection rate of magnetics --- (unspecified)
Magnetic sensor tow distance ---         (unspecified)
Magnetic sensor depth ---                (unspecified)
Two sensor horizontal separation ---     (unspecified)
Residual magnetics reference field ---   (unspecified)
Method of applying residual field ---    (unspecified)

Gravity instrumentation ---            (unspecified)
Additional forms of gravity data ---   (unspecified)
General rate of gravity in file ---    (unspecified)
General collection rate of gravity --- (unspecified)
Theoretical gravity formula ---        (unspecified)
Reference system ---                   (unspecified)
Corrections applied ---                (unspecified)
Starting land tie ---                  (unspecified)
Ending land tie   ---                  (unspecified)

Seismic instrumentation --- (unspecified)
Formats of seismic data --- (unspecified)
Fildani, Andrea, and Normark, W.R., 2004, Late Quaternary evolution of channel
and lobe complexes of Monterey Fan, Marine Geology 206, p. 199-223.
available on line at:

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.

Field, M.A., Kvenvolden, K., and Clarke, S.H., Jr., 1979, Location and hydrocarbon content of a gravity core from the offshore Eel River basin, northern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-1618, 2 p.

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, 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.

Brunner, Charlotte 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, v. 14, no. 7, p. 453-454.

Brunner, Charlotte A., and Normark, William R., 1983, Taphonomy of microfossils in turbidites of the Monterey and Delgada submarine fans, in The Geological Society of America, 96th annual meeting: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 15, no. 6, p. 534.

Normark, William R., and Gutmacher, Christina E., 1984, Delgada Fan; preliminary interpretation of channel development: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 3, no. 2-4, p. 79-83.

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.

Brunner, Charlotte 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, p. 495-505.

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.
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