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ID S-3-78-SC
Abstract Chief Scientists: Bill Normark, Gordon Hess. Geological and Geophysical data (12khz, 3dot5khz, airgunarcer, miniranger, pistoncore, gravitycore, bathmagnav, integratednavigation, LoranC, radar) of field activity S-3-78-SC in Southern California from 05/24/1978 to 06/01/1978
Chief Scientist Bill Normark
Gordon Hess
Activity Type Geological and Geophysical
Platform Sea Sounder
Area of Operation Southern California
Bounding Coordinates
-124.62096    -117.60966
Ports leave San Pedro, CA
arrive Monterey, CA
Dates 05/24/1978 (JD 144) to 06/01/1978 (JD 152)
Analog Materials list
Al McClenaghan Ship Captain
Andy Stevenson Mechanical Technician, USGS Western Region
Bill Barrere Unsp Investigatr
Bill Normark Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Bob Dott Geologist
Cheryl Price Navigator
Chris Gutmacher Dafe Curator, USGS Western Region
Ed Clifton Geologist, USGS Western Region
Glen Barker Mechanical Technician
Gordon Hess Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
John Laingor Chief Mate
John Saladin Electronics Technician
Mike Boyle Electronics Technician, USGS Western Region
Pat Wilde Geophysicist
Paula Mackrow Navigator
Rick Hollar Navigator
Steve Shannon Watchstander
Bill Soule Chief Engineer
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.
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.

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, 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., 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.

McGann, Mary, 1987, Correlation of latest Quaternary marine and terrestrial paleoclimates of Central California; foraminifers and pollen: American Geophysical Union Eos, Transactions, v. 68, no. 44, p. 1325.

McGann, Mary L., 1986, Single- and multiple-biofacies turbidites in latest Quaternary sediments of Monterey Fan, central California continental margin: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 18, no. 6, p. 688-689.

McGann, Mary, and Brunner, Charlotte A., 1988, Quantitative microfossil (foraminifers and pollen) and sedimentologic data on core S3-15G from Monterey Fan, Central California continental margin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-0693, 79 p.

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.

McGann, Mary L., 1990, Paleoenvironmental analysis of latest Quaternary levee deposits of Monterey Fan, Central California continental margin; foraminifers and pollen, Core S3-15G: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-0692, 235 p.

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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