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M, DL.  1997.  Propagation in marine sediments. Handbook of acoustics. 1( Crocker MJ, Ed.).:409-416., New York: John Wiley Abstract
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Mammerickx, J, Herron E, Dorman L.  1980.  Evidence for 2 Fossil Spreading Ridges in the Southeast Pacific. Geological Society of America Bulletin. 91:263-271.   10.1130/0016-7606(1980)91<263:eftfsr>2.0.co;2   Website
Maurice, SDR, Wiens DA, Shore PJ, Vera E, Dorman LM.  2003.  Seismicity and tectonics of the South Shetland Islands and Bransfield Strait from a regional broadband seismograph deployment. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. 108   10.1029/2003jb002416   AbstractWebsite

[1] We investigate the tectonics of the South Shetland Trench and Bransfield Strait by performing a detailed study of local seismicity. During 1997 - 1999 we deployed seven land seismometers and 14 ocean bottom seismometers in the South Shetland Island region. The data we obtained indicate a high level of local seismicity (m(b) 2 - 5), and we accurately located similar to 150 earthquakes. Many of the earthquakes occur at locations and depths indicative of ongoing subduction in the South Shetland trench. A focal mechanism for the largest event in the forearc indicates shallow angle thrusting. The maximum depth of seismicity is similar to 65 km, but the majority of the events are shallower than 30 km. These seismic results are consistent with recent magnetic, GPS, and multichannel seismic reflection data that suggest continued subduction at a very slow rate. The South Shetland trench thus represents an extreme end-member of hot subduction resulting from slow convergence of young lithosphere, and the absence of intermediate depth earthquakes is consistent with thermal assimilation of the slab at shallow depths. We have located many earthquakes associated with volcanism and rifting in Bransfield Strait. A swarm of events near a submarine volcano suggests current magmatic activity. A normal faulting focal mechanism in the northeastern part of the strait gives evidence of extension. Earthquakes associated with rifting in the northeastern portion of the strait are clustered along well-established rifts, but the seismicity is much more diffuse to the southwest. This observation is consistent with other evidence that extension has propagated from northeast to southwest.

McGowan, JA, Cayan DR, Dorman LM.  1998.  Climate-ocean variability and ecosystem response in the northeast Pacific. Science. 281:210-217.   10.1126/science.281.5374.210   AbstractWebsite

The role of climatic variation in regulating marine populations and communities is not well understood. To improve our knowledge, the sign, amplitude, and frequency of climatic and biotic variations should be compared as a necessary first step. it is shown that there have been large interannual and interdecadal sea-surface temperature changes off the West Coast of North America during the past 80 years. Interannual anomalies appear and disappear rather suddenly and synchronously along the entire coastline. The frequency of warm events has increased since 1977. Although extensive, serial, biological observations are often incomplete, it is clear that climate-ocean variations have disturbed and changed our coastal ecosystems.

Menard, HW, Dorman LM.  1977.  Dependence of Depth Anomalies Upon Latitude and Plate Motion. Journal of Geophysical Research. 82:5329-5335.   10.1029/JB082i033p05329   Website
Moore, RD, Dorman LM, Huang CY, Berliner DL.  1981.  An Ocean Bottom, Microprocessor Based Seismometer. Marine Geophysical Researches. 4:451-477.   10.1007/bf00286039   Website