RV SONNE Fahrtbericht / Cruise Report SO265 - SHATSKY EVOLUTION: Evolution of the Shatsky Rise Hotspot System, Yokohama (Japan) – Kaohsiung (Taiwan), 26.08. – 11.10.2018 .

Geldmacher, Jörg, Werner, Reinhard and Hauff, Folkmar, eds. (2018) RV SONNE Fahrtbericht / Cruise Report SO265 - SHATSKY EVOLUTION: Evolution of the Shatsky Rise Hotspot System, Yokohama (Japan) – Kaohsiung (Taiwan), 26.08. – 11.10.2018 . Open Access . GEOMAR Report, N. Ser. 047 . GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung, Kiel, Germany, 258 pp. DOI 10.3289/geomar_rep_ns_47_2018.

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Abstract

The R/V SONNE expedition SO265 is the central activity of the research project "Shatsky Evolution" that is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and conducted by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel in collaboration with international partners. The goal of the project is the investigation of the late stage evolution of Shatsky Rise, a vast, submarine volcanic plateau (Large Igneous Province) in the northwest Pacific. In particular, the project aims to investigate the transition from plateau volcanism (the main body of Shatsky Rise) to postulated hotspot track volcanism (Papanin Ridge and/or Ojin Rise seamounts). Applied methods included bathymetric mapping with the ship's own multi-beam echosounder (KONGSBERG EM 122), subbottom profiling (ATLAS PARASOUND DS P70), and rock sampling with chain bag dredges. The main working areas were the Papanin Ridge (the northern extension of Shatsky Rise) and the Ojin Rise Seamount Province (a broad belt of individual seamounts to the east of Shatsky Rise). Dredge hauls were conducted between ~36°N and ~44°N and ~163°E and ~170°E covering the entire geographic extent of both working areas. A third working area, the northern part of Shatsky Rise dominated by its Shirshov Massif, served as a contingency area and only a few dredge hauls were conducted there. In addition, sampling was successfully executed at Hokkaido Trough (45°06'N, 162°27'E), located ~320 km northwest of Papanin Ridge. A total of 72 dredge hauls in average water depths of 4,640 m were carried out during SO265. Of these, 49 (= 68%) delivered in situ volcanic rocks samples. No deployed equipment was lost or damaged. Post-cruise investigations at GEOMAR and cooperating institutions will include volcanological/petrological, geochronological, and geochemical studies. Furthermore, macro-benthic organisms were collected from the surfaces of the recovered rocks to study the diversity of deep-see invertebrates, and sediment sampling (by small sediment traps installed in the dredges) was conducted for meiofauna studies.

Document Type: Report (Cruise Report)
Keywords: RV Sonne, SO265, Shatsky Evolution, Cruise report
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems
DOI etc.: 10.3289/geomar_rep_ns_47_2018
ISSN: 2193-8113
Projects: Shatsky Evolution
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Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 08:35
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 09:00
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/44846

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