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SS2012_V07    - is a Marine National Facility voyage

Title: Tasmantid Seamounts: volcanic, tectonic, and carbonate record

Period: 2012-11-23 08:00 to 2012-12-19 03:00 UTC

Duration: 25.79 days

From: Brisbane To: Brisbane

Region: Queensland coast, Tasmantid Seamounts.

Ship: Southern Surveyor [details]

Description: Southern Surveyor SS2012_V07. Tasmantid Seamounts: volcanic, tectonic, and carbonate record. Scientific Objectives : The Tasmantid seamounts are a chain of underwater hotspot-derived intraplate volcanoes situated 150 to 600 km east of the Australian mainland (Figure 1). Because of the long record of hotspot-derived volcanic activity - spanning more than 2000 km and >40 million years - the seamounts provide an exceptional and largely untapped record of Australian plate velocity. Deciphering this record by obtaining volcanic samples suitable for high-resolution 40Ar/39Ar geochronology is a major objective of this expedition (Cohen, Vasconcelos, Knesel). Such volcanic samples will also record the chemical evolution of a long-lived mantle plume, and chemical analyses will reveal information on mantle reservoirs, melting, magma diversification, and the contrasting contamination effects of thinned continental lithosphere in the north versus oceanic lithosphere in the south (Knesel, Arculus). Geophysical data will also be collected over the seamounts and oceanic crust of the Tasman Sea to help study the tectonic history and lithospheric structure of the region. The larger seamounts are variably capped by fossil and modern coral reefs and/or other carbonate sediments (Webb). Although not targeted specifically, where carbonate materials are recovered with the volcanic rocks this material will provide a key biologic and climatic record of the seas east of Australia. Morphologic analysis of the seamounts will allow identification of volcanic and coral-growth geomorphology, as well as any mass wasting deposits (Cohen, Webb).

Leader: B. Cohen (UQ)

Project: National Facility External Users: B. Cohen (University of Queensland) [details]

Voyage extents: 29° 09.6' S to 22° 03.3' S    153° 04.7' E to 156° 34.8' E Get voyage track shapefile Get CSV

Marlin Metadata:-

  • Southern Surveyor Voyage SS2012_V07 ADCP Data (No DATA) [details]

  • Southern Surveyor Voyage SS2012_V07 Multibeam Echosounder Data [details]

  • Southern Surveyor Voyage SS2012_V07 Raw Data Tapes and Documentation [details]

  • Southern Surveyor Voyage SS2012_V07 Underway Data [details]

  • Participants - on ship:-

    Abbas Babaahmadi Petrology/Geophysics University of Queensland
    Anoosh Sarraf MNF Computing Support CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
    Beatriz Pruina Igneous Petrology University of Queensland
    Benjamin Cohen Chief Scientist University of Queensland
    Gregory Webb Carbonates University of Queensland
    Ian Fortes Igneous Petrology University of Queensland
    James Sadler Carbonates University of Queensland
    Lara Kalnins Geophysics University of Oxford
    Lisa Woodward MNF Voyage manager CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
    Rebecca Norman Petrology Australian National University
    Rod Palmer MNF Electronics Support CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
    Tara Martin MNF Swath Mapping CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
    Toby Cunningham Igneous Petrology University of Queensland
    Tracey Crossingham Igneous Petrology University of Queensland

    Participants - shore based:-

    NameRoleOrganisation Project
    Kurt Knesel University of Queensland
    Paulo Vasconcelos University of Queensland
    Richard Arculus Australian National University - Research School of Earth Sciences

    This list includes those that may have only been on part of the voyage. See voyage reports on 'Reports and Maps' tab for details.

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    Conference abstract

    • Gagen E.J., Monteiro H.S., Northdurft L.D., Rintoul L., Paterson D., Vasconcelos P.M., Webb G.E., Southam G. (2016) Trace metal distribution in iron manganese oxihydroxide crusts from a Tasmantid Seamount. Goldschmidt Conference,Yokohama, Japan    


    • Cohen, Benjamin; Yule, Christopher; Navidad, Cisco; Kalnins, Lara; Marine National Facility (2021): AusSeabed:Tasmantid Seamounts Bathymetry 32m - 64m (CSIRO) ss2012_v07. v2. CSIRO. Data Collection.     10.25919/0d2p-ys49

    • Smith, S. R.,Lopez, N.,Bourassa, M. A. (2016) SAMOS air‐sea fluxes: 2005–2014. Geoscience Data Journal 3 pp9-19.     10.1002/gdj3.34

    Journal Article

    • Crossingham, Tracey J.,Vasconcelos, Paulo M.,Cunningham, Toby,Knesel, Kurt M. (2017) 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and volume estimates of the Tasmantid Seamounts: Support for a change in the motion of the Australian plate. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 343 pp95-108.     10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2017.06.014

    • Ekins, Merrick,Baker, Soraya,Hooper, John N.A. (2023) First records of Hamacantha species from seamounts off eastern Australia (Porifera, Demospongiae, Merliida), with description of four new species. Zootaxa 5318 pp382-400.     10.11646/zootaxa.5318.3.4

    • Grun, Tobias B.,Mihaljevic, Morana,Webb, Gregory E. (2020) Comparative taphonomy of deep-sea and shallow-marine echinoids of the genus Echinocyamus. Palaios 35 pp403-420.     10.2110/palo.2019.024

    • Kalnins, Lara; Richards, Frederick; Watts, Anthony; Cohen, Benjamin; Beaman, Robin. (2018). The Morphology of the Tasmantid Seamounts: Interactions Between Tectonic Inheritance and Magmatic Evolution. University of Edinburgh. School of GeoSciences     10.7488/ds/2430

    • Lucieer, Vanessa,Flukes, Emma,Monk, Jacquomo,Walsh, Peter (2024) Geomorphometric maps of Australia’s Marine Park estate and their role in improving the integrated monitoring and management of marine ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 10 pp-.     10.3389/fmars.2023.1302108

    • Mather, Ben R.,Müller, R. Dietmar,Seton, Maria,Ruttor, Saskia,Nebel, Oliver,Mortimer, Nick (2020) Intraplate volcanism triggered by bursts in slab flux. Science Advances 6 ppeabd0953-.     10.1126/sciadv.abd0953

    • Richards, F. D.,Kalnins, L. M.,Watts, A. B.,Cohen, B. E.,Beaman, R. J. (2018) The Morphology of the Tasmantid Seamounts: Interactions Between Tectonic Inheritance and Magmatic Evolution. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 19 pp3870-3891.     10.1029/2018GC007821

    • Ruttor, Saskia,Nebel, Oliver,Nebel-Yacobsen, Yona,Cohen, Benjamin E.,Eggins, Stephen (2021) Alkalinity of ocean island lavas decoupled from enriched source components: A case study from the EM1-PREMA Tasmantid mantle plume. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 314 pp140-158.     10.1016/j.gca.2021.09.023

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    Multibeam echosounder
    Time (UTC): 2012-11-23 11:53 to 2012-12-18 18:57
    Latitude: -29.15 to -22.05
    Longitude: 153.19 to 156.57
    Datafiles: 621
    Total size: 6.01 Gb
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    Time (UTC): 2012-11-23 05:11 to 2012-12-19 00:12
    Latitude: -27.45
    Longitude: 153.08
    Track length: 7998.392 km
    Locations: 445,004
    Measurements: 9,247,640
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    Deployment OperationStationCastGearProject Start and end timesStart LocationEnd LocationDepthDescription
    Underway System [details]   Air Temperature Sensor-HMT333,Barometer,Doppler speed log,Fluorometer WS3S-1203,Gill Ultrasonic Wind Sensor,Gill Ultrasonic Wind Sensor,Humidity Sensor-HMT333,IMOS Port Pyranometer-SN 35122F3,IMOS Port Radiometer-SN 35111F3,IMOS Stbd Pyranometer-SN 35123F3,IMOS Stbd Radiometer-SN 35093F3,IMOS rain gauge,IMOS rain gauge,Licor - LI-190SL Q46071,RM Young 05106 wind monitor-75621,RM Young 05106 wind monitor-75621,RM Young 05106 wind monitor-75621,RM Young Rain Gauge,Remote Temperature (T)-SN 2621,Seapath 200,Seapath 200,Seapath 200,Simrad EK60 echosounder,ThermoSalinoGraph (TSG)-SS-SN 1777 2408 2012-11-23 05:58 2012-12-19 00:30 -27.4469 153.0782 -27.4384 153.1135
    Multibeam echosounder [details]   EM300 Multibeam Echosounder 2012-11-23 11:53 2012-12-18 18:57 -26.7309 153.1923 -26.7139 153.1905 5106.2

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