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Fine-Scale Morphology of Tubeworm Slump, Monterey Canyon

  • Charles K. PaullEmail author
  • Krystle Anderson
  • David W. Caress
  • Eve Lundsten
  • Roberto Gwiazda
Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 41)

Abstract

Multibeam bathymetry and chirp seismic reflection profiles collected using an autonomous underwater vehicle reveal the morphology and shallow seafloor structure of Tubeworm Slump on the flank of Monterey Canyon at an unprecedented resolution. The data show smaller subsidiary deformation above the headwall, on the headwall, within the sediment drape that covers the sole of the slide, and on the sidewall of Monterey Canyon below Tubeworm Slump. The AUV data indicate that the existing slump scar represents a composite of gravity-driven deformation generated by multiple failure events.

Keywords

AUV Submarine landslides Creep Slope failure Slide scars 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation provided support. Thanks are given to R/V Zephyr crew, AUV team, and reviews by Danny Brothers and Sara Benetti.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles K. Paull
    • 1
    Email author
  • Krystle Anderson
    • 1
  • David W. Caress
    • 1
  • Eve Lundsten
    • 1
  • Roberto Gwiazda
    • 1
  1. 1.Monterey Bay Aquarium Research InstituteMoss LandingUSA

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