Pacific Study Areas

BEAMS Program – Student Research Posters


Studies in the Pacific cover many features across the ocean basin, including seamounts, trenches, and continental margins.

The map below shows the regions included in studies by students, followed by links to posters by region.

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Mariana Trench  (Western North Pacific where lies the deepest point on Earth.) 

Central Pacific (Deep sea region with seamounts and some tectonic features.) 

Western North America Continental Margin (The submerged western edge of the North America continent, where depths drop to over 3 km.) 


 

 

Mariana Trench Study Areas

Nearly all posters were presented by students at a national or international conference, as indicated in parentheses.

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Geomorphic Characterization of Geologically Diverse Features within the Mariana Trench National Monument

Sydney Milburn and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2022 Ocean Sciences Mtg. – virtual)

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Geomorphology of the northern mariana arc and forearc region

Nathan McCuen and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2021 iPoster and StoryMap)

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Characterization of Five Geologic Zones Within the Northern Mariana Subduction Region

Sophie Alpert and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2018 AGU Meeting, Washington, DC)

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Seamount Chain Geomorphology West of the Mariana Trench Subduction Zone Using High Resolution Sonar

Abigail Owens and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2016)

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Tectonic Geomorphology of Mud Mounds West of the Northern Mariana Trench

Timothy W. Howard and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2017 US Hydro Meeting, Galveston, TX)

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Central Pacific Study Areas

Nearly all posters were presented by students at a national or international conference, as indicated in parentheses.

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Tectonic Features West of Gorda Ridge, Northeast Pacific

Brenton Williams and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2023 BEAMS Symposium, Charleston, SC)

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GEOMORPHOLOGY OF POTENTIAL DEEP-SEA HABITAT ALONG KARIN SEAMOUNT RANGE, CENTRAL PACIFIC

Eryn Faggart and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2022 Ocean Sciences Mtg. – virtual and 2022 BEAMS Symposium, Charleston)

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Comparing Geomorphology of Seamounts in the Johnston Atoll Unit Towards Identifying
Regions of High-Density Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Communities

Francesca Dellacqua and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2022 Ocean Sciences Mtg. – virtual and 2022 BEAMS Symposium, Charleston)

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Clarion and Murray Fracture Zones in the Central Pacific: a Geomorphic Analysis and Characterization of Features

Sean Maloney and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2021 StoryMap)

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Geomorphologic Characterization of the Northern Tonga Ridge Region

Bosie Stalvey and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2021 iPoster and 2022 BEAMS Symposium)

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Prospective Deep Sea Coral Habitats on Musicians Seamounts, Pacific Ocean

Darina DeBenedictis and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2019 US Hydro Meeting, Biloxi)

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Analysis of Potential Deep Sea Coral Habitats on Mid-Pacific Seamounts

Angelina Ponella and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2018)

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Using Multibeam Sonar to Identify Potential Deep Sea Coral Habitat on Northwest Hawaiian Island Seamounts

Evalynn Barbare and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2017 US Hydro Meeting, Galveston)

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Bathymetric Analysis of Rogatien Ridge and Gardner Pinnacle in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands for Potential Deep Sea Coral Environment

Willis Oksen and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2017 US Hydro Meeting, Galveston, TX)

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Analysis of Gorda Escarpment Geomorphology, Mendocino Fracture Zone

Will Hefner and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans)

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Geomorphic Analysis of Seamounts Adjacent to the Mendocino Fracture Zone

Will Hefner and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2016)

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Geomorphic Analysis of Deep Coral Habitat in the Kaiwi Channel, Hawaiian Islands

Caroline Cooper and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans)

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Deep Coral Habitat Characterization of the North End of Raita Bank, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Lance Foxworth and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans)

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Morphological Analysis of Tablemounts Near Wake Island, Western North Pacific

Quincy Hoffer and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans)

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Submarine Channel Association with Seamount Chain Alignment on the Ontong Java Plateau 

Howard Meyers and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting New Orleans)

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Various Modes of Faulting Associated with Mid-Ocean Ridges: Cleft Segment

Elizabeth Watkins and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2016)

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Bathymetric Analysis of Axial Seamount’s Southeastern Flank, Juan De Fuca Ridge

Anna DeGeorge and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2015 US Hydro Meeting, National Harbor, MD)

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Divergent Ridge Features on the Juan de Fuca and Gorda Ridges

Mary Eaton, Monica Steele and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2015 US Hydro Meeting, National Harbor, MD and 2015 AGU Meeting, San Francisco)

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Geomorphic Analysis of the Galapagos Spreading Center

Will Edwards and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2013 US Hydro Meeting, New Orleans)

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Bathymetric Analysis of Axial Seamount, Juan de Fuca Ridge

Ahmed Nayel, Will Edwards, and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2012 SC Academy of Sciences Meeting, Aiken, SC )

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Western North America Continental Margin Study Areas

Nearly all posters were presented by students at a national or international conference, as indicated in parentheses.

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The Santa Cruz Basin: A Study of Slope-Origin and Shelf-Origin Canyons

McHenry Jackson and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2022 Ocean Sciences Mtg. – virtual and 2022 BEAMS Symposium)

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Seafloor Characterization of Two Areas within the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, CENTRAL California Continental Margin

Maeve Moriarty and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2021 – not presented)

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Geomorphic Characterization of Seafloor Features in Two National Marine Sanctuaries off the California Coast

Tyler Roberts and Dr. Leslie Sautter (2021 – not presented)

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