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Multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data of field activity 2015-617-FA; Monterey Bay, offshore central California from 2015-02-23 to 2015-03-06

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2015-02-23
End Date
2015-03-06

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Balster-Gee, A.F., Maier, K.L., Brothers, D.S., Johnson, S.Y., Hart, P.E., and Hartwell, S.R., 2018, Multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data of field activity 2015-617-FA; Monterey Bay, offshore central California from 2015-02-23 to 2015-03-06: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7T43SBK.

Summary

This data release contains approximately 190 line-kilometers of processed, high-resolution multichannel seismic-reflection (MCS) profiles that were collected aboard the R/V Snavely in 2015 on U.S. Geological Survey cruise 2015-617-FA in Monterey Bay, offshore central California. The majority of MCS profiles collected are oriented north-south across the Monterey Canyon head to address marine geohazards and submarine canyon evolution. The MCS profiles were acquired using a 700-Joule minisparker source and a 24-channel digital streamer.

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Purpose

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected high-resolution multichannel seismic-reflection (MCS) profiles in 2015 across Monterey Bay, offshore central California. The goals of the MCS survey were to provide higher-resolution imaging of a buried paleochannel complex recently identified below the continental shelf adjacent to Monterey Canyon head and to complete a grid of subbottom data with existing single-channel seismic reflection profiles across Monterey Bay (Sliter and others, 2013). This cruise was funded by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program and provided an extended shakedown test of a new multichannel streamer.

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