USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-067-FA

Other ID: IB E-67-00-EC

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ingo Pecher - UTIG

Information Specialist(s): Ingo Pecher

Data Type(s): Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: (1) To study the "plumbing system" of the gas and gas hydrate deposit on the Blake Ridge; and (2) to study the shear wave properties of gas-hydrate-bearing sediments.


Start Date: 2000-09-02

Start Port/Location: Port Elizabeth, NJ

End Date: 2000-10-17

End Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

Equipment Used: Air gun, Multibeam swath bathymetry

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Gregory Miller, Jefferey Nealon, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:
Robert Iuliucci
contractor; Ingo Pecher
co-chief scientist; Steve Holbrook - U. Wyoming; Dan Lizarralde - Georgia Tech.

Notes: Greg Miller and Jeff Nealon will travel to Port Elizabeth on Aug. 28 to help with equipment mobilization. Equipment will be driven to Port Elizabeth by Joe Newell(?) on a USGS truck. Original Center People field contained: Greg Miller and Jeff Nealon, mobilization only, Aug. 28 - Sep. 2; Joe Newell driving to Port Elizabeth and back, Aug. 28-29.
Project = Blake Ridge gas hydrates, Blake Ridge gas hydrates


Blake Ridge, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 32 South: 31 West: -76 East: -75


photo of Maurice Ewing
Maurice Ewing



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Air gun --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Multibeam swath bathymetry --- Multibeam