Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program


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Year Published: 1970

Interstitial water studies on small core samples, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 5

Leg 5 samples fall into two categories with respect to interstitial water composition: 1) rapidly deposited terrigenous or appreciably terrigenous deposits, such as in Hole 35 (western Escanaba trough, off Cape Mendocino, California); and, 2) slowly deposited pelagic clays and biogenic muds and oozes. Interstitial waters in the former show modest...

Manheim, F. T.; Chan, K.M.; Sayles, F.L.

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Interstitial water studies on small core samples, Deep Sea Drilling Project, Leg 3

Eleven samples of fluids which had been squeezed on board ship, and four, packaged sediment samples were received in our laboratories. As in Leg 2, the volumes of fluid available were scanty and did not permit multiple determinations of constituents in many of the samples; in Hole 21 the fluid available sufficed only for refractometer readings (a...

Manheim, F. T.; Chan, K.M.; Kerr, D.; Sunda, W.

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Year Published: 1968

The geochronology of foraminiferal ooze deposits in the "Southern Ocean"

Many cores raised from the Drake Passage are characterized by alternating zones of foraminiferal ooze and sandysilt. Cores raised from the East Pacific Rise are foraminiferal ooze or alternating siliceous and carbonate ooze. The uranium and thorium concentrations and isotopic ratios in foraminifers separated from these cores were measured by alpha...

Holmes, Charles W.; Osmond, J.K.; Goodell, H.G.
The geochronology of foraminiferal ooze deposits in the "Southern Ocean"; 1968; Article; Journal; Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Holmes, Charles W.; Osmond, J. K.; Goodell, H. G.

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The legacy of contaminated sediments in Boston Harbor

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have assembled a significant body of data that is now in a usable form. The USGS adopted an interdisciplinary approach to begin the pioneering effort at data rescue. This work involved collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the...

Manheim, Frank T.

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Louisiana's barrier islands: A vanishing resource

Louisiana's barrier islands are eroding so quickly that according to some estimates they will disappear by the end of this century. Although there is little human habitation on these islands, their erosion may have a severe impact on the environment landward of the barriers. As the islands disintegrate, the vast system of sheltered wetlands along...

List, Jefferey H.

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Sand and gravel resources of Puerto Rico

Many of Puerto Rico's beaches are eroding, and though rates of erosion vary, it is a major concern for the tourism and residential development industries. More than 85 percent of the population lives within 7 kilometers of the coast and they are heavily dependent on tourists that are attracted by the island's beaches and coral reefs. High-quality...

Rodriguez, Rafael W.

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Seafloor images refine petroleum exploration models

Acoustic mapping of the EEZ sea floor using GLORIA side-scan sonar tool includes the margins of the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Johnston Island. This decade-long program was undertaken in cooperation with the United Kingdom's Institute of Oceanographic Sciences at the Deacon Laboratory (now the Southampton Oceanography Centre).

Twichell, David

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Louisiana coastal wetlands: a resource at risk

Approximately half the Nation's original wetland habitats have been lost over the past 200 years. In part, this has been a result of natural evolutionary processes, but human activities, such as dredging wetlands for canals or draining and filling for agriculture, grazing, or development, share a large part of the responsibility for marsh habitat...

Williams, S. Jeffress

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Seafloor studies of Mamala Bay, Honolulu, Hawaii

No comprehensive study of the effects of disposal of dredge spoils has been conducted to determine if the environment has suffered. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has regularly dredged the shipping channels of Honolulu Harbor and Pearl Harbor for commercial and military purposes. The 5-year frequency for new dredging activity has led to...

Torresan, Michael E.