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Earth Institute Research Projects

Offshore 3D High Energy Seismic Survey

Lead PI: Dr. Sean Higgins

Unit Affiliation: Office of Marine Operations, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

November 2011 - March 2013
Inactive
Pacific Ocean ; Costa Rica ; Aleutian islands
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will be examining megathrust areas off Costa Rica and the Aleutian Islands as well as the East Pacific Rise using the R/V Langseth to better understand the physical and geochemical processes in these seismic zones.

SPONSOR:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,733,483

RESEARCH TEAM:

Paul Ljunggren, David Goldberg, Jeffery Rupert

KEYWORDS

marcus langseth earthquakes seismic reflection east pacific rise aleutian megathrust subduction zones marine geology and geophysics megathrust

THEMES

Restless earth