The authors gratefully acknowledge the captains and crews of the R/V Knorr and R/V Maurice Ewing for their support of the REDSOX field program. Many technical and research associates participated in the collection and processing of the REDSOX datasets, and we gratefully acknowledge their skill and dedication to the project. We also thank S. Swift (WHOI) and P. Huchon (Geosciences Azur) for their assistance in making the French multibeam bathymetric data available for our use, without which this study would have been much more difficult; H. Furey skillfully and patiently processed the float data and provided valuable assistance in figure preparation. This work was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grants OCE-9818464 (WHOI) and OCE-9819506 (RSMAS).
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