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Seismic Project Information RC2810
Blake Spur Fracture Zone MCS Experiment

This joint U.S.-U.K. survey used the R/V Conrad and the RRS Discovery to collect MCS and ESP data across the Blake Spur Fracture Zone, western North Atlantic. It was funded by NERC grants GR3/5851 and GR3/6302 and ONR contract N00014-87-K-0074. The objectives of this experiment were to: (1) use the two-ship Expanding Spread Profile (ESP) technique to determine variations in crustal and upper mantle velocity over the BSFZ and the adjacent crust, and (2) use CDP and wide aperture profiling techniques and observed free-air gravity anomalies to map the three-dimensional variation in crustal structure along and across the ribbon of crust bordering the BSFZ.

Robert S. Detrick
John C. Mutter
Chief Scientists:
Robert S. Detrick
John C. Mutter
Robert S. White
Principal Investigators:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
University of Rhode Island
Bullard Lab, Cambridge University
Data Originating Institutions:
Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Office of Naval Research (U.S.)
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