The southern end of the Gulf of California. Transect 5PE with ocean-bottom and land seismometer locations indicated as red dots. (lower left) Migrated multi-channel seismic (MCS) data from the northernmost Middle America Trench showing an active deformation front and a bottom-simulating reflector within the nascent accretionary prism. (right) Migrated MCS data with enlargements showing deformation and prominent unconformity associated with the transition from extension to compression and subduction. Image from the MARGINS 2008 Decadal Review research nugget.
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Investigator: Dan Lizarralde
Chief Scientist: Dan Lizarralde