Accession Number:

ADA137614

Title:

Physical and Acoustical Properties of Surface Sediment from Venezuela Basin. A Data Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

257.0

Abstract:

Physical and acoustic properties of surface sediments collected with a 0.25 sq.m box core were measured from 45 stations in the Venezuela Basin. Samples were collected from three locations representing different sedimentary provinces in addition to transects between the locations. Location 1 15 deg 07N, 69 deg 22W was on the eastern slope of the Beata Ridge in 3950 m water depth. Sediments were pelagic foraminifera ooze. Location 2 13 deg 45N, 67 deg 45W was in the central Venezuela Basin in 5050 m water depth. Sediments consisted of interbedded turbidite and pelagic sediments. Location 3 13 deg 30N, 64 deg 45W was on the western flank of the Aves Ridge in 3500 m water depth. Sediments were predominantly hemipelagic in origin. In this report we present the entire data set in table form. Methods of collection and subsequent laboratory and computational analysis are presented in detail. The data presented here will be the subject of more detailed analysis in future publications.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE