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Seismic Project Information NBP9602
Interactions in the South Pacific

This 1996 Palmer cruise collected MCS, gravity, multibeam, and magnetics data in the southwest Pacific. The goals were to: (1) elucidate plate interactions at the evolving triple junction between the Antarctic and Australian plates and the mosaic of SW Pacific plates; (2) define the boundaries and interactions of the mosaic of plates that accommodated the rapidly changing plate geometry associated with subduction of the Pacific-Phoenix ridge outboard of New Zealand, the rifting of continental and oceanic lithosphere, and hotspot activity; and (3) map the development of Pacific-Antarctic Ridge and the assembly of the several small plates into the modern day Pacific plate.

Steve Cande
Chief Scientists:
Steve Cande (NSF 9317872)
Joann M. Stock (NSF 9317318)
Principal Investigators:
Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
California Institute of Technology
Data Originating Institutions:
National Science Foundation
Funding Agencies:
Unrestricted access.
Access:
MCS, Sonobuoy
Seismic Data Types Acquired:
Field, Processed
Seismic Data Classes at UTIG:
MCS, Sonobuoy
Seismic Data Types at UTIG:

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