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  • Geomorphic process fingerprints in submarine canyons 

    Brothers, Daniel S.; ten Brink, Uri S.; Andrews, Brian D.; Chaytor, Jason D.; Twichell, David C. (Elsevier, 2013-02-07)
    Submarine canyons are common features of continental margins worldwide. They are conduits that funnel vast quantities of sediment from the continents to the deep sea. Though it is known that submarine canyons form primarily ...
  • Seismic evidence for a slab tear at the Puerto Rico Trench 

    Meighan, Hallie E.; Pulliam, Jay; ten Brink, Uri S.; Lopez-Venegas, Alberto M. (American Geophysical Union, 2013-06-14)
    The fore‐arc region of the northeast Caribbean plate north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands has been the site of numerous seismic swarms since at least 1976. A 6 month deployment of five ocean bottom seismographs ...
  • Slab tears and intermediate‐depth seismicity 

    Meighan, Hallie E.; ten Brink, Uri S.; Pulliam, Jay (American Geophysical Union, 2013-08-12)
    Active tectonic regions where plate boundaries transition from subduction to strike slip can take several forms, such as triple junctions, acute, and obtuse corners. Well‐documented slab tears that are associated with high ...
  • Effects of 2010 Hurricane Earl amidst geologic evidence for greater overwash at Anegada, British Virgin Islands 

    Atwater, Brian F.; Fuentes, Zamara; Halley, Robert B.; ten Brink, Uri S.; Tuttle, Maritia P. (Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union, 2017-03-07)
    A post-hurricane survey of a Caribbean island affords comparisons with geologic evidence for greater overwash at the same place. This comparison, though of limited application to other places, helps calibrate coastal geology ...
  • Geologic controls on submarine slope failure along the central U.S. Atlantic margin : insights from the Currituck Slide Complex 

    Hill, Jenna C.; Brothers, Daniel S.; Craig, Bradley K.; ten Brink, Uri S.; Chaytor, Jason D.; Flores, Claudia H. (2016-10)
    Multiple styles of failure, ranging from densely spaced, mass transport driven canyons to the large, slab-type slope failure of the Currituck Slide, characterize adjacent sections of the central U.S. Atlantic margin that ...
  • New seafloor map of the Puerto Rico trench helps assess earthquake and tsunami hazards 

    ten Brink, Uri S.; Danforth, William W.; Polloni, Christopher; Andrews, Brian D.; Llanes, Pilar; Smith, Shepard; Parker, Eugene; Uozumi, Toshihiko (American Geophysical Union, 2004-09-14)
    The Puerto Rico Trench, the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean, is located where the North American (NOAM) plate is subducting under the Caribbean plate (Figure l). The trench region may pose significant seismic and tsunami ...
  • Graphical user interface for interactive seismic ray tracing 

    Song, Jianli; ten Brink, Uri S. (American Geophysical Union, 2005-03-01)
    RayGUI 2.0 is a new version of RayGUI, a graphical user interface (GUI) to the seismic travel time modeling program of Zelt and Smith [1992]. It represents a significant improvement over the previous version of RayGUI ...
  • The nature of the crust under Cayman Trough from gravity 

    ten Brink, Uri S.; Coleman, Dwight F.; Dillon, William P. (Elsevier, 2003-01-21)
    Considerable crustal thickness variations are inferred along Cayman Trough, a slow-spreading ocean basin in the Caribbean Sea, from modeling of the gravity field. The crust to a distance of 50 km from the spreading center ...
  • Geophysical evidence for the evolution of the California Inner Continental Borderland as a metamorphic core complex 

    ten Brink, Uri S.; Zhang, Jie; Brocher, Thomas M.; Okaya, David A.; Klitgord, Kim D.; Fuis, Gary S. (American Geophysical Union, 2000-03-10)
    We use new seismic and gravity data collected during the 1994 Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment (LARSE) to discuss the origin of the California Inner Continental Borderland (ICB) as an extended terrain possibly in a ...
  • An intercomparison of oceanic methane and nitrous oxide measurements 

    Wilson, Samuel T.; Bange, Hermann W.; Arévalo-Martínez, Damian L.; Barnes, Jonathan; Borges, Alberto V.; Brown, Ian; Bullister, John L.; Burgos, Macarena; Capelle, David W.; Casso, Michael A.; de la Paz, Mercedes; Farías, Laura; Fenwick, Lindsay; Ferrón, Sara; Garcia, Gerardo; Glockzin, Michael; Karl, David M.; Kock, Annette; Laperriere, Sarah; Law, Cliff S.; Manning, Cara C.; Marriner, Andrew; Myllykangas, Jukka-Pekka; Pohlman, John W.; Rees, Andrew P.; Santoro, Alyson E.; Tortell, Philippe D.; Upstill-Goddard, Robert C.; Wisegarver, David P.; Zhang, Gui-Ling; Rehder, Gregor (Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union, 2018-10-05)
    Large-scale climatic forcing is impacting oceanic biogeochemical cycles and is expected to influence the water-column distribution of trace gases, including methane and nitrous oxide. Our ability as a scientific community ...
  • Impact of pore fluid chemistry on fine‐grained sediment fabric and compressibility 

    Jang, Junbong; Cao, Shuang C.; Stern, Laura A.; Kang, Jungwon; Waite, William F. (John Wiley & Sons, 2018-07-17)
    Fines, defined here as grains or particles, less than 75 μm in diameter, exist nearly ubiquitously in natural sediment, even those classified as coarse. Macroscopic sediment properties, such as compressibility, which relates ...
  • Exploring US Mid-Atlantic Margin methane seeps : IMMeRSS, May 2017 

    Ruppel, Carolyn D.; Demopoulos, Amanda W. J.; Prouty, Nancy G. (The Oceanography Society, 2018-03)
  • Deformation of the Pacific/North America plate boundary at Queen Charlotte Fault : the possible role of rheology 

    ten Brink, Uri S.; Miller, Nathaniel C.; Andrews, Brian D.; Brothers, Daniel S.; Haeussler, Peter J. (John Wiley & Sons, 2018-03-30)
    The Pacific/North America (PA/NA) plate boundary between Vancouver Island and Alaska is similar to the PA/NA boundary in California in its kinematic history and the rate and azimuth of current relative motion, yet their ...
  • Archie's saturation exponent for natural gas hydrate in coarse‐grained reservoirs 

    Cook, Ann E.; Waite, William F. (John Wiley & Sons, 2018-02-17)
    Accurately quantifying the amount of naturally occurring gas hydrate in marine and permafrost environments is important for assessing its resource potential and understanding the role of gas hydrate in the global carbon ...
  • Limited contribution of ancient methane to surface waters of the U.S. Beaufort Sea shelf 

    Sparrow, Katy J.; Kessler, John D.; Southon, John R.; Garcia-Tigreros, Fenix; Schreiner, Kathryn M.; Ruppel, Carolyn D.; Miller, John B.; Lehman, Scott J.; Xu, Xiaomei (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018-01-17)
    In response to warming climate, methane can be released to Arctic Ocean sediment and waters from thawing subsea permafrost and decomposing methane hydrates. However, it is unknown whether methane derived from this sediment ...
  • Refining the formation and early evolution of the Eastern North American Margin : new insights from multiscale magnetic anomaly analyses 

    Greene, John A.; Tominaga, Masako; Miller, Nathaniel C.; Hutchinson, Deborah R.; Karl, Matthew R. (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-11-16)
    To investigate the oceanic lithosphere formation and early seafloor spreading history of the North Atlantic Ocean, we examine multiscale magnetic anomaly data from the Jurassic/Early Cretaceous age Eastern North American ...
  • Significance of northeast-trending features in Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean 

    Hutchinson, Deborah R.; Jackson, H. Ruth; Houseknecht, David; Li, Qingmou; Shimeld, John W.; Mosher, David C.; Chian, Deping; Saltus, Richard W.; Oakey, Gordon N. (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-11-28)
    Synthesis of seismic velocity, potential field, and geological data from Canada Basin and its surrounding continental margins suggests that a northeast-trending structural fabric has influenced the origin, evolution, and ...
  • Arctic deep water ferromanganese-oxide deposits reflect the unique characteristics of the Arctic Ocean 

    Hein, James R.; Konstantinova, Natalia; Mikesell, Mariah; Mizell, Kira; Fitzsimmons, Jessica N.; Lam, Phoebe J.; Jensen, Laramie T.; Xiang, Yang; Gartman, Amy; Cherkashov, Georgy; Hutchinson, Deborah R.; Till, Claire P. (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-11-08)
    Little is known about marine mineral deposits in the Arctic Ocean, an ocean dominated by continental shelf and basins semi-closed to deep-water circulation. Here, we present data for ferromanganese crusts and nodules ...
  • Methane- and dissolved organic carbon-fueled microbial loop supports a tropical subterranean estuary ecosystem 

    Brankovits, David; Pohlman, John W.; Niemann, Helge; Leigh, Mary Beth; Leewis, Mary-Cathrine; Becker, Kevin W.; Iliffe, Thomas; Alvarez, Fernando; Lehmann, Moritz F.; Phillips, Bil (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-11-28)
    Subterranean estuaries extend inland into density-stratified coastal carbonate aquifers containing a surprising diversity of endemic animals (mostly crustaceans) within a highly oligotrophic habitat. How complex ecosystems ...
  • Corrigendum to “Insights into methane dynamics from analysis of authigenic carbonates and chemosynthetic mussels at newly-discovered Atlantic Margin seeps” [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 449 (2016) 332–344] 

    Prouty, Nancy G.; Sahy, Diana; Ruppel, Carolyn D.; Roark, E. Brendan; Condon, Daniel J.; Brooke, Sandra; Ross, Steve W.; Demopoulos, Amanda W. J. (Elsevier, 2017-08-03)

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