Instrument package on mooring, Monterey Canyon

Side-by-side photos of people on the deck of a ship, first lowering then hauling back in an instrument package.

Detailed Description

Left: On October 6, 2016, scientists lowered an instrument package on a mooring into Monterey Canyon. The sediment trap (long funnel-shaped device) is designed to capture mud and sand carried in turbidity flows; the other sensors measure currents and suspended sediment. Right: On March 21, 2017, the sediment trap is gone and the mounting frame is mangled, having been exposed to several significant turbidity flows in one deployment.


Image Dimensions: 1500 x 1000

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Location Taken: Monterey, CA, US