Marine Geoscience Data System
EW0305 Seismic:Navigation
Ocean bottom seismometer data at Hess Deep, acquired during R/V Maurice Ewing expedition EW0305 (2003)
This cruise acquired 16 scarp-parallel MCS profiles and 7 scarp-perpendicular MCS profiles as well as OBS data across the Hess Deep, near the Pacific-Cocos-Nazca triple junction, eastern Pacific Ocean. A companion program, EW0410, took place in October-November 2004 along the Blanco Transform Fault. The primary objective of the cruise was to make a direct link between the geologic and seismic structure of intermediate-spreading oceanic crust. Questions that were to be addressed by the seismic experiments include: 1) Is there a correlation between seismic and geologic structure at the Blanco Transform? 2) Is the seismic structure at the Blanco Transform typical of intermediate-spreading crust? 3) What is the evolution of the shallow velocity structure from zero-age rise-axis crust to the 0.65-1.65 Ma crust in the study areas? Funding was provided by NSF grants OCE-0137286.
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Maurice Ewing (Array)
The data have been processed/modified to a level beyond that of basic quality control (e.g. final processed sonar data, photo-mosaics).

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