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The objectives of the BRE/JRC penetrator experiments planned for the Marion Dufresne 1985 long-coring cruise (ESOPE) were: i) to fill the gaps in the data base needed for the development of predictive models ii) to develop new, more versatile penetrator instrumentation (ie LFTS); iii) to compare penetrator results with geotechnical measurements made on recovered long cores at as many different locations within the GME and SNAP study areas as possible; iv) to compare the results of the penetrator tests made with different instrumentation systems at the same site (i.e. ADSS, LFTS and the French trailed-wire system).

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Authors: FREEMAN T J, Building Research Establishment, Watford (GB);BROMLEY A K R, Building Research Establishment, Watford (GB);MURRAY C N, JRC Ispra (IT);DUJARDIN R, JRC Ispra (IT);FLEWELLEN C G, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, Godalming (GB);PLATT P, Frugo Ltd., Hemel Hempstead (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Geoscience Investigations of Two North Atlantic Abyssal Plains: The ESOPE International Cruise, Vol. 2 (1989) pp. 1185-1203
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