Accession Number : ADA018066

Title :   Preliminary LIBEC/FAMOUS Cruise Results.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Brundage,Walter L. , Jr. ; Cherkis,Norman Z.

Report Date : 29 SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Analysis of 4882 LIBEC(LIght BEhind Camera) photographs from the Project FAMOUS (French-American Mid-Ocean Undersea Study) median rift valley reveal linear features and bottom surface types. The distribution of the strike of linear fissures and steps on the flat valley floor tends to cluster at N-20 deg E the local strike of the valley. The high topography at the valley axis is dominated by thinly sedimented pillow lava on scarp shoulders and by talus on and at the base of steep surfaces. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ocean bottom topography, *Underwater photography, *Underwater cameras, *Marine geology, Atlantic ocean, Azores, Sediments, Sedimentation, Tectonics, Volcanoes, Valleys, Histograms, Oceanographic data

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE