Henderson Seamount Geological Data.
Final rept. Feb 76-Oct 77,
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS
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This report presents an analysis of geologic data bottom photographs, sediment cores, seismic profiler records, and dredged samples from the Henderson Seamount, Eastern Pacific Ocean. These data were gathered in support of the acoustic backscattering measurements made by the Naval Underwater Systems Center NUSC. Discussion of these geologic measurements, therefore, will be made with respect to the acoustic results, i.e., an interpretation of microtopography, sediment distribution, and small-scale slopes will be emphasized. In order to compare Henderson Seamount with other Pacific Ocean Seamount, bottom photographs were obtained from Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory. A discussion of the bathymetric slopes of the entire Henderson Seamount i.e., from the abyssal plain to the peak was given in the interim report. We will discuss in detail the results from the photographic coverage of the Henderson Seamount, and how our data compare with the photos obtained by ships of Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory on various Pacific Ocean seamounts. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy