A MARINE GEOTECHNIQUE STUDY UTILIZING A SUBMERSIBLE. A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE GEOMECHANICAL STUDY OF THE SEA FLOOR INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROGRAM
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA LOCKHEED OCEAN LAB
Pagination or Media Count:
A brief bathymetric survey was performed and seven cores obtained along two precise sampling transects by the submersible DRV DEEP QUEST. This work was performed along a gullied section of the upper San Diego Trough slope off Del Mar, California. Purpose of the study was to investigate the topographical effects on mass physical properties of marine sediments as well as gain more information concerning the stability of underwater slopes and lateral variability of sediment properties. The cores were obtained along transects across a gully at right angles to the axis and down an interfluvial slope approximately parallel to the gully axis. Sediments within the cores were tested for shear strength, water content, bulk density, grain size distribution and Atterberg limits.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering