Abstract

The objectives for cruise KM14-17 are to map the bathymetry of two gaps in two submarine ridges in the vicinity of Johnston Atoll. One ridge gap occurs along the informally named Keli Ridge (Hein et al., 2005) south of Johnston Atoll and the other ridge gap occurs north of Johnston Atoll that separates Sculpin Ridge (also informally called Karin Ridge) and Horizon Ridge, all in the central equatorial Pacific (Fig. 1). The cruise took advantage of a scheduled dead-head transit from Papeete, Tahiti to Honolulu, Hawai’i that could be extended for 5 days to include the planned mapping. The mapping is in support of the U.S. (Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Task Force. These areas were identified by the ECS Central Pacific Integrated Regional Team as having the potential for an ECS.

Publication Date

9-1-2014

Volume

CRUISE KM14-17

Series

UNH-CCOM/JHC Technical Report 14-001

Pages

67

Conference Date

Aug 9 - Aug 22, 2014

Publisher Place

Durham, NH, USA

Publisher

University of New Hampshire

Document Type

Report

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