Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Mapping Program


Davis, A.S., D.A. Clague, W.A. Bohrson, G.B. Dalrymple, and H.G. Greene (submitted). Seamounts at the continental margin of central California: A different kind of oceanic interplate volcanism. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America.

Eittreim, S.L., R.J. Anima, A.J. Stevenson, and F.L. Wong (2000). Seafloor rocks and sediments of the continental shelf from Monterey Bay to Point Sur, Califorrnia. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2345, Scale 1:100,000.

Embley, R.W., S.L. Eittreim, C.H. McHugh, W.R. Normark, G.H. Rhu, B. Hecker, A.E. DeVevoise, H.G. Greene, W.B.F. Ryan, C. Harrold, and C. Baxter (1990). Geological setting of chemosynthetic communities in the Monterey Fan Valley system. Deep Sea Research, 37: 1651-1667.

Greene, H.G. (1977). Geology of the Monterey Bay region. U. S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report: page 50.

Greene, H.G., S.H. Clarke, Jr., and M.P. Kennedy (1991). Tectonic evolution of submarine canyons along the California continental margin. In: From Shoreline to Abyss, edited by R.H. Osborne. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Special Publication 46 (Society of Sedimentary Geology): 291-312.

Greene, H.G. and K.R. Hicks (1990). Ascension-Monterey canyon system: History and development. In: Geology and Tectonics of the Central California Coastal Region, San Francisco to Monterey, edited by R.E. Garrison, H.G. Greene, K.R. Hicks, G.E. Weber, and T.L. Wright. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pacific Section, Volume and Guidebook, GB 67: 229-250.

Greene, H.G., W.H.K. Lee, D.S. McCulloch, and E.E. Brabb (1973). Faults and earthquakes in the Monterey Bay region, California. U. S. Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Field Investigation Map: MF-515.

Greene, H.G., N.M. Maher, T.H. Naher, and D.L. Orange (1999). Fluid flow in the offshore Monterey Bay region. Pacific Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Volume and Guidebook, GB 76: 1-19.

Greene, H.G., N.M. Maher, and C.K. Paull (in press). Physiography of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and implications about continental margin development. Marine Geology.

Greene, H.G., W.L. Stubblefield, and H.E. Theberge, Jr. (1989). Geology of the Monterey submarine canyon system and adjacent areas, offshore central California. U.S. Geological Survey, Open File Report 89-221, 33, 4 maps.

Gutmacher, C.E. and W.R. Normark (1993). Sur submarine landslide: A deep-water sediment slope failure. In: Submarine Landslides: Selected Studies in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, edited by W.C. Schwab, H.J. Lee, and D.C. Twichell. U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin 2002: 158-166.

Jones, J.A.A. (1990). Piping effects in humid lands. In: Groundwater Geomorphology: the Role of Subsurface Water in Earth-surface Processes and Landforms, edited by C.G. Higgins and D.R. Coats. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 252: 111-138.

Maher, N.M., H.G. Greene, and G. Hatcher (1998). High-resolution Simrad EM300 multibeam surveys offshore central California: Pockmarks and channel pits. EOS (Transactions, American Geophysical Union), 79: page F825.

McCulloch, D.S. and H.G. Greene (1990). Geologic map of the Central California Margin. In: California Continental Margin Geologic Map Series, edited by H.G. Greene and M.P. Kennedy. California Division of Mines and Geology, Scale 1:250,000.

Normark, W.R. and C.E. Gutmacher (1988). Sur submarine slide, Monterey Fan, central California. Sedimentology, 35: 629-647.

Orange, D.L., H.G. Greene, D. Reed, J.B. Martin, C.M. McHugh, W.B.F. Ryan, N.M. Maher, D.S. Stakes and J.P. Barry (1999) Widespread fluid expulsion on a translational continental margin: Mud volcanoes, fault zones, headless canyons, and organic-rich substrate in Monterey Bay, California. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 111(7):992-1009.

Shepard, F.P. and R.F. Dill (1964). Submarine canyons and other sea valleys. Rand McNally, Chicago, Illinois, 381 pages.

Sullivan, S.E. (1994). The origin, evolution, and contemporary morphology of Soquel submarine canyon, Monterey Bay, California. Master’s Thesis, San Jose State University and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 64 pages.

Wagner, D.L., H.G. Greene, J. Saucedo, and C.L. Pridmore (2000). Geologic Map of the Monterey 30'x60' Quadrangle and Adjacent Areas, California. California Division of Mines and Geology, Scale 1:100,000.


Index Map Ascension
Sur Ridge/
Sur Canyon
Upper Lucia
Lower Lucia

Last updated: Feb. 06, 2009