Accession Number : AD0764552

Title :   Shipboard Cruise Report on Leg 10 of Expedition South Tow.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAN DIEGO CALIF MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Spiess,Fred N. ; Lonsdale,Peter ; Tyce,Robert C. ; Mudie,John D.

Report Date : 15 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : During Scripps Expedition South Tow Leg 10, five small patches of the floor of the South Pacific north of Samoa were examined with the deeply towed instrument package of the Marine Physical Laboratory. The objective was to learn enough about the hydrography and geology in a range of high energy abyssal environments to understand the relationship between the two in both erosional and depositional regimes. This report describes operational aspects of the expedition, presents some data, and offers a few preliminary interpretations. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PACIFIC OCEAN, *OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY), MARINE GEOLOGY, DEEP WATER, OCEAN CURRENTS, MANGANESE, SEDIMENTATION, EROSION, GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE