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Calendar Year 2023
Cont. #: 5525
Butterfield, D.A., S. Walker, T. Baumberger, J. Beeson, J.A. Resing, S.G. Merle, A. Antriasian, K. Roe, G.-S. Lu, and P. Barrett (2023): Spotlight: The PMEL Earth-Ocean Interactions (EOI) program – beyond vents. Oceanography, 36(2–3), 206–211, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2023.229, View open access article online at Oceanography (external link).
Cont. #: 4928
Herrera, S., W.W. Chadwick, Jr., M.G. Jackson, J. Konter, L. McCartin, N. Pittoors, E. Bushta, and S.G. Merle (2023): From basalt to biosphere: Early non-vent community succession on the erupting Vailulu’u deep seamount. Front. Mar. Sci., 10, 1110062, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1110062, View open access article online at Frontiers (external link).
Calendar Year 2022
Cont. #: 5273
Johnson, H.P., S.G. Merle, T.A. Bjorklund, S.L. Hatula, T. Baumberger, S.L. Walker, J. Liu, N.D. Ward, and C. Wang (2022): Methane plume emissions associated with Puget Sound faults in the Cascadia forearc. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 23(1), e2021GC010211, doi: 10.1029/2021GC010211, View online (open access).
Cont. #: 5199
Tréhu, A.M., J.W. Beeson, and S.G. Merle (2022): A new approach to processing and imaging multibeam water column echosounder data: Application to a complex methane seep on the southern Cascadia margin. Interpretation, 10(1), SB93–SB106, doi: 10.1190/INT-2021-0195.1, View online (open access).
Calendar Year 2021
Cont. #: 5184
Dziak, R.P., B.A. Black, Y. Wei, and S.G. Merle (2021): Assessing local impacts of the 1700 CE Cascadia earthquake and tsunami using tree-ring growth histories: A case study in South Beach, Oregon, USA. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1971–1982, doi: 10.5194/nhess-21-1971-2021, View online (open access).
Cont. #: 5279
Dziak, R.P., B.A. Black, Y. Wei, and S.G. Merle (2021): Assessing local impacts of the 1700 CE Cascadia earthquake and tsunami using tree-ring growth histories: a case study in South Beach, Oregon, USA. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, doi: 10.5194/nhess-21-1971-2021, View data set at NCEI.
Cont. #: 5060
Merle, S.G., R.W. Embley, H.P. Johnson, T.-K. Lau, B.J. Phrampus, N.A. Raineault, and L.J. Gee (2021): Distribution of methane plumes on Cascadia Margin and implications for the landward limit of methane hydrate stability. Front. Earth Sci., 9, 531714, Recent Advances in Natural Methane Seep and Gas Hydrate Systems, doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.531714, View online (open access).
Calendar Year 2019
Cont. #: 4927
Chadwick, Jr., W.W., K.H. Rubin, S.G. Merle, A.M. Bobbitt, T. Kwasnitschka, and R.W. Embley (2019): Recent eruptions between 2012 and 2018 discovered at West Mata submarine volcano (NE Lau Basin, SW Pacific) and characterized by new ship, AUV, and ROV data. Front. Mar. Sci., 6, 495, Pacific Deep-Sea Discoveries: Geological and Biological Exploration, Patterns, and Processes, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00495, View online.
Cont. #: 4866
Johnson, H.P., S. Merle, M. Salmi, R. Embley, E. Sampaga, and M. Lee (2019): Anomalous concentration of methane emissions at the continental shelf edge of the Northern Cascadia Margin. J. Geophys. Res., 124(3), 2829-2843, doi: 10.1029/2018JB016453, View online.
Cont. #: 4794
Tepp, G., W.W. Chadwick, Jr., M.M. Haney, J.J. Lyons, R.P. Dziak, S.G. Merle, D.A. Butterfield, and C.W. Young III (2019): Hydroacoustic, seismic, and bathymetric observations of the 2014 submarine eruption at Ahyi Seamount, Mariana Arc. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 20(7), 3608-3627, doi: 10.1029/2019GC008311, View online.
Calendar Year 2018
Cont. #: 4719
Baumberger, T., R.W. Embley, S.G. Merle, M.D. Lilley, N.A. Raineault, and J.E. Lupton (2018): Mantle-derived helium and multiple methane sources in gas bubbles of cold seeps along the Cascadia Continental Margin. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 19(11), 4476–4486, doi: 10.1029/2018GC007859, View online.
Cont. #: 4806
Chadwick, Jr., W.W., S.G. Merle, E.T. Baker, S.L. Walker, J.A. Resing, D.A. Butterfield, M.O. Anderson, T. Baumberger, and A.M. Bobbitt (2018): A recent volcanic eruption discovered on the central Mariana back-arc spreading center. Front. Earth Sci., 6, 172, doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00172.
Cont. #: 4639
Dziak, R.P., H. Matsumoto, R.W. Embley, S.G. Merle, T.-K. Lau, T. Baumberger, S.R. Hammond, and N. Raineault (2018): Passive acoustic records of seafloor methane bubble streams on the Oregon continental margin. Deep-Sea Res. II, 150, 210–217, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.04.001.
Calendar Year 2017
Cont. #: 4621
Anderson, M.O., W.W. Chadwick, Jr., M.D. Hannington, S.G. Merle, J.A. Resing, E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, S.L. Walker, and N. Augustin (2017): Geological interpretation of volcanism and segmentation of the Mariana back-arc spreading center between 12.7°N and 18.3°N. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18(6), 2240–2274, doi: 10.1002/2017GC006813.
Cont. #: 4678
Baker, E.T., S.L. Walker, J.A. Resing, W.W. Chadwick, Jr., S.G. Merle, M.O. Anderson, D.A. Butterfield, N.J. Buck, and S. Michael (2017): The effect of arc proximity on hydrothermal activity along spreading centers: New evidence from the Mariana back-arc (12.7°–18.3°N). Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18(11), 4211–4228, doi: 10.1002/2017GC007234.
Cont. #: 4592
Embley, R., N. Raineault, S. Merle, T. Baumberger, S. Seabrook, and S. Hammond (2017): Water column and cold seep exploration of the Cascadia Margin. Oceanography, 30(1), supplement, New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: The E/V Nautilus, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, and R/V Falkor 2016 Field Season, 28–30, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2017.supplement.01, Available online.
Cont. #: 4585
Schnur, S.R., W.W. Chadwick, Jr., R.W. Embley, V.L. Ferrini, C.E.J. de Ronde, K.V. Cashman, N. Deardorff, S.G. Merle, R.P. Dziak, J. Haxel, and H. Matsumoto (2017): A decade of volcanic construction and destruction at the summit of NW-Rota-1 Seamount: 2004–2014. J. Geophys. Res., 122(3), 1558–1584, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013742.
Calendar Year 2016
Cont. #: 4421
Chadwick, W., J. Paduan, D. Clague, B. Dreyer, S. Merle, A. Bobbitt, D. Caress, B. Philip, D. Kelley, and S. Nooner (2016): Interpreted outlines (version 1) as shapefiles of the 2015 lava flows and eruptive fissures at Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge (investigator William Chadwick). Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA), Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), doi: 10.1594/IEDA/323598, Data product at
Cont. #: 4508
Chadwick, Jr., W.W., B.P. Paduan, D.A. Clague, B.M. Dreyer, S.G. Merle, A.M. Bobbitt, D.W. Caress, B.T. Philip, D.S. Kelley, and S.L. Nooner (2016): Voluminous eruption from a zoned magma body after an increase in supply rate at Axial Seamount. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(23), 12,063–12,070, doi: 10.1002/2016GL071327, Available online: Open access.
Cont. #: 4323
Dziak, R.P., and S.G. Merle (2016): Growth, demise, and recent eruption history of the eastern Cobb-Eickelberg Seamounts at the intersection with the Juan de Fuca Ridge. In Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards, J. Duarte and W. Schellart (eds.), AGU Monograph, American Geophysical Union, ISBN: 978-1-119-05397-2.
Cont. #: 4572
Resing, J.A., W.W. Chadwick Jr., S.L. Walker, S.G. Merle, E.T. Baker, and C.L. Kaiser (2016): Raw Near-Bottom CTD and Magnetometer Data (ASCII format) from the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Volcanic Arc acquired by AUV Sentry during the Falkor expedition FK151121 (2015). Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA), Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), doi: 10.1594/IEDA/323566, Data product at
Cont. #: 4571
Walker, S.L., E.T. Baker, J.A. Resing, W.W. Chadwick Jr., S.G. Merle, and C.L. Kaiser (2016): Raw Near-Bottom MAPR Data from the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Volcanic Arc acquired by AUV Sentry during the Falkor expedition FK151121 (2015). Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA), Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), doi: 10.1594/IEDA/323567, Data product at
Calendar Year 2015
Cont. #: 4420
Chadwick, Jr., W.W., and S.G. Merle (2015): Processed EM122 Swath Bathymetry Grids (NetCDF:GMT format) derived from ship-based Multibeam Sonar Data from the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc: Mariana: NW Rota-1 Volcano to Esmeralda Seamount (20m grid) and Esmeralda to SW of Guam (40m grid) acquired during the Kilo Moana expedition KM1005 (2010). Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA), Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), doi: 10.1594/IEDA/317112, Data product at
Cont. #: 3942
de Ronde, C.E.J., W.W. Chadwick, Jr., R.G. Ditchburn, R.W. Embley, V. Tunnicliffe, E.T. Baker, S.L. Walker, V.L. Ferrini, and S.M. Merle (2015): Molten sulfur lakes of intraoceanic arc volcanoes. In Volcanic Lakes (Advances in Volcanology), D. Rouwet, F. Tassi, and J. Vandemeulebrouck (eds.), Springer.
Cont. #: 4208
Dziak, R.P., D.R. Bohnenstiehl, E.T. Baker, H. Matsumoto, J. Caplan-Auerbach, R.W. Embley, S.G. Merle, S.L. Walker, T.-K. Lau, and W.W. Chadwick, Jr. (2015): Long-term explosive degassing and debris flow activity at West Mata submarine volcano. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42(5), 1480–1487, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062603.
Calendar Year 2014
Cont. #: 3920
Chadwick, W., D. Clague, R. Embley, M. Perfit, D. Butterfield, D. Caress, J. Paduan, P. Sasnett, S. Merle, and A. Bobbitt (2014): Interpreted outlines as shapefiles of the 1998 lava flows and eruptive fissures at Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge (investigator William Chadwick). Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA), Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), doi: 10.1594/IEDA/321222, Data product at
Cont. #: 4209
Chadwick, Jr., W.W., S.G. Merle, N.J. Buck, J.W. Lavelle, J.A. Resing, and V. Ferrini (2014): Imaging of CO2 bubble plumes above an erupting submarine volcano, NW Rota-1, Mariana Arc. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 15(11), 4325–4342, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005543.
Cont. #: 4132
de Ronde, C.E.J., S.L. Walker, R.G. Ditchburn, F. Caratori Tontini, M.D. Hannington, S.G. Merle, C. Timm, M.R. Handler, R.J. Wysoczanski, V.M. Dekov, G.D. Kamenov, E.T. Baker, R.W. Embley, J.E. Lupton, and P. Stoffers (2014): The anatomy of a veiled submarine hydrothermal system, Clark volcano, Kermadec arc, New Zealand. Econ. Geol., 109, 2261–2292, doi: 10.2113/econgeo.109.8.2261.
Cont. #: 4119
Embley, R.W., S.G. Merle, E.T. Baker, K.H. Rubin, J.E. Lupton, J.A. Resing, R.P. Dziak, M.D. Lilley, W.W. Chadwick, Jr., T. Shank, R. Greene, S.L. Walker, J. Haxel, E. Olson, and T. Baumberger (2014): Eruptive modes and hiatus of volcanism at West Mata seamount:, NE Lau basin: 1996–2012. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 15(10), 4093–4115, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005387.
Cont. #: 4139
Embley, R.W., Y. Tamura, S.G. Merle, T. Sato, O. Oshizuka, W.W. Chadwick, Jr., D.A. Wiens, P. Shore, and R.J. Stern (2014): Eruption of South Sarigan Seamount, Northern Mariana Islands: Insights into hazards from submarine volcanic eruptions. Oceanography, 27(2), 24–31, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2014.37.
Calendar Year 2013
Cont. #: 3964
Chadwick, Jr., W.W., D.A. Clague, R.W. Embley, M.R. Perfit, D.A. Butterfield, D.W. Caress, J.B. Paduan, J.F. Martin, P. Sasnett, S.G. Merle, and A.M. Bobbitt (2013): The 1998 eruption of Axial Seamount: New insights on submarine lava flow emplacement from high-resolution mapping. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14(10), 3939–3968, doi: 10.1002/ggge.20202.
Cont. #: 4180
Ribeiro, J.M., R.J. Stern, F. Martinez, O. Ishizuka, S.G. Merle, K. Kelley, E.Y. Anthony, M.H. Ren, Y.H. Ohara, M. Reagan, G. Girard, and S. Bloomer (2013): Geodynamic evolution of a forearc rift in the southernmost Mariana Arc. Island Arc, 22(4), 453-476, doi: 10.1111/iar.12039.
Calendar Year 2012
Cont. #: 3849
Embley, R.W., C.E.J. deRonde, S.G. Merle, B. Davy, and F. Caratori Tontini (2012): Detailed morphology and structure of an active submarine arc caldera: Brothers Volcano, Kermadec Arc. Econ. Geol., 107, 1557–1570 (Society of Economic Geologists, 7811 Shaffer Parkway, Littleton, CO 80127 USA), doi: 10.2113/econgeo.107.8.1557.
Calendar Year 2011
Cont. #: 3723
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.
Cont. #: 3644
Resing, J.A., K.H. Rubin, R.W. Embley, J.E. Lupton, E.T. Baker, R.P. Dziak, T. Baumberger, M. Lilley, J. Huber, T. Shank, D.A. Butterfield, D. Clague, N. Keller, S. Merle, N. Buck, P. Michael, A. Soule, D. Caress, S.L. Walker, R. Davis, J. Cowen, A.-L. Reysenbach, and H. Thomas (2011): Active submarine eruption of boninite in the northeastern Lau Basin. Nature Geosci., 4, 799–806, doi: 10.1038/NGEO1275.
Calendar Year 2009
Cont. #: 3440
Torres, M.E., R.W. Embley, S.G. Merle, A.M. Tréhu, R.W. Collier, E. Suess, and K.U. Heeschen (2009): Methane sources feeding cold seeps on the shelf and upper continental slope off central Oregon, USA. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q11003, doi: 10.1029/2009GC002518.
Calendar Year 2008
Cont. #: 3078
Chadwick, Jr., W.W., K.V. Cashman, R.W. Embley, H. Matsumoto, R.P. Dziak, C.E.J. de Ronde, T.K. Lau, N.D. Deardorff, and S.G. Merle (2008): Direct video and hydrophone observations of submarine explosive eruptions at NW Rota-1 Volcano, Mariana Arc. J. Geophys. Res., 113, B08S10, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005215.
Cont. #: 3243
Dziak, R., D. Bohnenstiehl, J. Lupton, W. Chadwick, R. Embley, J. Braunmiller, A. Trehu, S. Merle, M. Fowler, and J. Nabelek (2008): Time critical studies update. Ridge 2000 Events, 3, 44–45.
Cont. #: 3099
Dziak, R.P., J.H. Haxel, H. Matsumoto, T.K. Lau, S.M. Merle, C.E.J. de Ronde, R.W. Embley, and D.K. Mellinger (2008): Observations of regional seismicity and local harmonic tremor at Brothers Volcano, south Kermadec arc, using an ocean bottom hydrophone array. J. Geophys. Res., 113, B08S04, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005533.
Cont. #: 3090
Stern, R.J., Y. Tamura, R.W. Embley, O. Ishizuka, S.G. Merle, N.K. Basu, H. Kawabata, and S.H. Bloomer (2008): Evolution of West Rota Volcano, an extinct submarine volcano in the southern Mariana Arc: Evidence from sea floor morphology, remotely operated vehicle observations and 40Ar−39Ar geochronological studies. Island Arc, 17(1), 70–89, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1738.2007.00600.x.
Cont. #: 3131
Walker, S.L., E.T. Baker, J.A. Resing, W.W. Chadwick, Jr., G.T. Lebon, J.E. Lupton, and S.G. Merle (2008): Eruption-fed particle plumes and volcaniclastic deposits at a submarine volcano: NW Rota-1, Mariana arc. J. Geophys. Res., 113, B08S11, doi: 10.1029/2007JB005441.
Calendar Year 2007
Cont. #: 3162
Embley, R.W., E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, W.W. Chadwick, Jr., J.E. Lupton, J.A. Resing, C.E.J. de Ronde, K.-I. Nakamura, V. Tunnicliffe, J.F. Dower, and S.G. Merle (2007): Exploring the submarine ring of fire: Mariana Arc—Western Pacific. Oceanography, 20(4), 68–79, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2007.07.
Cont. #: 2803
Whitmire, C.E., R.W. Embley, W.W. Wakefield, S.G. Merle, and B.N. Tissot (2007): A quantitative approach for using multibeam sonar data to map benthic habitats. In Mapping the Seafloor for Habitat Characterization, B.J. Todd and H.G. Greene (eds.), Geological Association of Canada, Special Paper 47, 111–126.
Calendar Year 2006
Cont. #: 2893
Embley, R.W., W.W. Chadwick, Jr., E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, J.A. Resing, C.E.J. de Ronde, V. Tunnicliffe, J.E. Lupton, S.K. Juniper, K.H. Rubin, R.J. Stern, G.T. Lebon, K.-I. Nakamura, S.G. Merle, J.R. Hein, D.A. Wiens, and Y. Tamura (2006): Long-term eruptive activity at a submarine arc volcano. Nature, 441(7092), 494–497, doi: 10.1038/nature04762.
Calendar Year 2005
Cont. #: 2728
Chadwick, Jr., W.W., R.W. Embley, P.D. Johnson, S.G. Merle, S. Ristau, and A. Bobbitt (2005): The submarine flanks of Anatahan Volcano, commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. J. Volcanol. Geoth. Res., 146(1–3), 8–25, doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2004.11.032.
Calendar Year 2002
Cont. #: 2477
Nasby-Lucas, N.M., R.W. Embley, M.A. Hixon, S.G. Merle, B.N. Tissot, and D.J. Wright (2002): Integration of submersible transect data and high-resolution multibeam sonar imagery for a habitat-based groundfish assessment of Heceta Bank, Oregon. Fish. Bull., 100, 739–751.
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