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Caress, D.W., D.A. Clague, J.B. Paduan, J.F. Martin, B.M. Dreyer, W.W. Chadwick Jr, A. Denny, D.S. Kelley (2012) Repeat bathymetric surveys at 1-metre resolution of lava flows erupted at Axial Seamount in April 2011. Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1496.

Caress, D.W., H. Thomas, W. J. Kirkwood, R. McEwen, R. Henthorn, D.A. Clague, C. K. Paull, J. Paduan, and K. L. Maier (2008) High-Resolution Multibeam, Sidescan, and Subbottom Surveys Using the MBARI AUV D. Allan B., Marine Habitat Mapping Technology for Alaska, J.R. Reynolds and H.G. Greene (eds.) Alaska Sea Grant College Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks. doi:10.4027/mhmta.2008.04. [Article (18 MB)]

Chadwick, W.W., D.A.Butterfield, R.W.Embley, V. Tunnicliffe, J.A.Huber, S.L. Nooner, D.A.Clague (2010) Spotlight 1: Axial Seamount. Oceanography 23(1): 38-39. [Article]

Clague, D. A., J. B. Paduan, D. W. Caress, H. Thomas, W. W. Chadwick, Jr., and S. G. Merle (2011) Volcanic morphology of West Mata Volcano, NE Lau Basin, based on high-resolution bathymetry and depth changes, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 12, QOAF03, doi:10.1029/2011GC003791. [Article]

Kelley, D.S., S.M. Carbotte, D.W. Caress, D.A. Clague, J.R. Delaney, J.B. Gill, H. Hadaway, J.F. Holden, E.E.E. Hooft, J.P. Kellogg, M.D. Lilley, M. Stoermer, D. Toomey, R. Weekly, and W.S.D. Wilcock (2012) Endeavour Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge: One of the most remarkable places on Earth. Oceanography 25(1): 44–61, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.03. [Article]

Maier, K.L., A Fildani, C.K. Paull, S. A. Graham, T.R. McHargue, D.W. Caress, M. McGann (2011) Evolution of deep-marine channels from high-resolution AUV surveys offshore central California, Geology, 39(4): 327–330, doi: 10.1130/G31589.1.

Maier, K.L., A. Fildani, T.R. McHargue, C.K. Paull, S.A. Graham, D.W. Caress (2012) Punctuated deep-water channel migration: High-resolution subsurface data from the Lucia Chica channel system, offshore California, U.S.A, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 82(1) 1-8, doi:10.2110/jsr.2012.10.

Normark, W., C.K. Paull, D.W. Caress, W. Ussler, R. Sliter (2009) Fine-scale relief related to late Holocene channel shifting within the floor of upper Redondo Fan, offshore southern California, Sedimentology, doi:10.1111/j.1365-3091.2009.01052.x.

Paduan, J.B., D.W. Caress, D.A. Clague, C.K. Paull, H. Thomas (2009) High-resolution mapping of mass wasting, tectonic, and volcanic hazards using the MBARI mapping AUV, Rendiconti Online Società Geologica Italiana, 7: 181-186. [Article (3MB)]

Paull, C.K., D.W. Caress, W. Ussler III, E. Lundsten, M. Meiner-Johnson (2011) High-resolution bathymetry of the axial channels within Monterey and Soquel submarine canyons, offshore central California, Geosphere, 7, 1077-1101,

Paull, C.K., W.R. Normark, W. Ussler, D.W. Caress, R. Keaten (2008) Association among active seafloor deformation, mound formation, and gas hydrate growth and accumulation within the seafloor of the Santa Monica Basin, offshore California. Marine Geology, 250(3-4): 258-275. [Article]

Paull, C.K., B. Schlining, W. Ussler III, E. Lundsten, J.P. Barry, D.W. Caress (2010) Submarine Mass Transport Within Monterey Canyon: Benthic Disturbance Controls on the Distribution of Chemosynthetic Biological Communities, D. Mosher et al. (eds.), Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, v. 28.

Paull, C.K., Ussler, W. III, Caress, D., Lundsten, E., Barry, J., Covault, J., Maier, K., Xu, J., Augenstein, S. (2010) Origins of large crescent-shaped bedforms within the axial channel of Monterey Canyon, Geosphere, 6: 755-774, doi: 10.1130/GES00527.1.

Paull, C.K., W. Ussler III, P. J. Mitts, D. W. Caress, G. J.. West (2006) Discordant 14C-stratigraphies in Upper Monterey Canyon: A signal of anthropogenic disturbance?, Mar. Geol., 233, 21-36,

Resing, J.A., K.H. Rubin, R.W. Embley, J.E. Lupton, E.T. Baker, R.P. Dziak, T. Baumberger, M.D. Lilley, J.A. Huber, T.M. Shank, D.A. Butterfield, D.A. Clague, N.S. Keller, S.G. Merle, N.J. Buck, P.J. Michael, A. Soule, D.W. Caress, S.L. Walker, R. Davis, J.P. Cowen, A.-L. Reysenbach, H. Thomas (2011) Active submarine eruption of boninite in the northeastern Lau Basin. Nature Geoscience 4:799-806. doi:10.1038/NGEO1275.

Rubin, K.H., S.A. Soule, W.W. Chadwick Jr., D.J. Fornari, D.A. Clague, R.W. Embley, E.T. Baker, M.R. Perfit, D.W. Caress, and R.P. Dziak (2012) Volcanic eruptions in the deep sea. Oceanography 25(1):142–157, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.12. [Article]

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AUV being launched at night on the R/V Thompson.
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Last updated: Dec. 05, 2013