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Fe-Mn nodule field indicated by GLORIA, north of the Puerto Rico Trench

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02091840

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Abstract

A 2,500-km2 area of sea floor on the south-eastern flank of the Greater Antilles Outer Ridge north of the Puerto Rico Trench displays anomalously high acoustic backscattering properties on GLORIA longrange sidescan-sonar data. Previously collected dredges, bottom photographs, and sediment cores indicate the presence of Fe-Mn nodules within the area of high backscatter. We were able to map the extent of the inferred nodule field on the basis of acoustic property contrast between the nodule-covered sediment and the surrounding nodule-free sediment. ?? 1992 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Fe-Mn nodule field indicated by GLORIA, north of the Puerto Rico Trench
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02091840
Volume
12
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
208
Last page:
213
Number of Pages:
6