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Bulk organic matter and carbonate content of sediment cores from the Currituck Landslide Complex and upper slope adjacent to Baltimore Canyon collected on USGS Field Activity 2012-007-FA

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2012-09-28
End
2012-10-04

Citation

Boggess, A.A., Buczkowski, B.J., and Chaytor, J.D., 2023, Sedimentological and geotechnical analyses of marine sediment cores from the Currituck Landslide Complex and upper slope adjacent to Baltimore Canyon collected on USGS Field Activity 2012-007-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9H74BAX.

Summary

Twenty-four piston cores (and associated trigger cores) were collected from the source zone of the Currituck Landslide Complex and upper slope adjacent to Baltimore Canyon by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Rhode Island Department of Ocean Engineering during an eight-day cruise aboard the R/V Hugh R. Sharp in September/October of 2012. These cores were analyzed for evidence of seafloor mass transport processes, with an emphasis on constraining the age and shallow stratigraphy of the landslide complex. Sedimentological and geotechnical characterization of the cores was carried out through whole core imaging and description, followed by analysis of discrete samples at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's [...]

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HRS1209_CarbonateContent.csv
“Carbonate content data from the Currituck Landslide & Baltimore Canyon”
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HRS1209_CarbonateContent.jpg
“Collection locations of cores analyzed for carbonate content”
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Purpose

The data provides a comprehensive understanding of the nature and properties of the sediments found in this geographic location. Bulk organic matter and carbonate content analyses were used to determine the percentage of organically-derived material present in samples collected from the cores.

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