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Seismic Project Information EW9910
Woodlark Basin ODP Site Survey

This 1999 Ewing cruise offshore Papua New Guinea, collecting MCS and OBS/OBH data, involved researchers from the University of Hawaii (UH), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). The first part of the cruise was an ODP site survey to characterize in detail the low-angle fault at the rift-to-spreading transition in the Woodlark Basin. UH worked on the MCS and LDEO on the OBS/OBH data. UCSC processed the data from the second part of the cruise which focused on the source region of a 1998 tsunami along the northern continental margin of Papua New Guinea. The purpose of the early part of the cruise was to study the seismicity of an active continental breakup in the western Woodlark Basin. The goal of the second part was to study the internal structure of the tsunami source region.

Chief Scientists: Andrew Goodliffe
John C. Mutter
Eli Silver
Principal Investigators: Brian Taylor (NSF 9730864)
Laura Kong (NSF 9730864)
John C. Mutter (NSF 9730824)
Arthur Lerner-Lam (NSF 9730824)
Geoffrey Abers (NSF 9730567)
John Orcutt (NSF 9730972)
Eli Silver (NSF 9725792)
Data Originating Institutions: University of Hawaii
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
University of California, Santa Cruz
Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation
Access: Unrestricted access.
Seismic Data Types Acquired: MCS
Seismic Data Classes at UTIG: Processed
Seismic Data Classes at LDEO: Field
Seismic Data Types at UTIG: MCS
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