Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Tunica Mound, Pigmy Basin, Orca Basin, Bush Hill, Mississippi Canyon, north central Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon
Affiliate Investigator(s): Charles Paull, MBARI; Richard Coffin, NRL
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Giant piston coring for gas hydrate project.
Start Date: 2002-07-01
Start Port/Location: Calica, Mexico
End Date: 2002-07-10
End Port/Location: Tampa, FL
Equipment Used: Corer - slow, Seismic reflection, Corer - gravity, GPS (wh), Box corer
Information to be Derived: Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Giant box cores: 4, ~32 m; gravity heat flow: 21 penetrations, 9 sta, ~57 m; Calypso piston cores: 17, ~500 m; pore water samples: 458; water content/geotechnical samples: ~1100.
Staff: William Waite, William Winters
Notes: D102GM Cores archived at University of Southern Florida: 2550, 2551; cores archived in European French repository (LSCE): 2533, 2534, 2548, 2549, 2552, 2558, 2574, 2575, and 2576; cores archived at Texas A&M: all remaining.
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.
Twichell, D.C., Cross, VeeAnn A., Paskevich, Valerie F., Hutchinson, Deborah R., Winters, William J., and Hart, Patrick E., 2007, GIS of selected geophysical and core data in the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope collected by the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1071, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1071/.
Waite, W.F., Santamarina, J.C., Cortes, D.D., Dugan, B., Espinoza, D.N., Germaine, J., Jang, J., Jung, J.W., Kneafsey, T.J., Shin, H., Soga, K., Winters, W.J., and Yun, T-S., 2009, Physical properties of hydrate-bearing sediments: Reviews of Geophysics, v. 47 no. RG4003, 38 p., doi: 10.1029/2008RG000279.
Wilcox-Cline, R., and Winters, W.J, 2011, The Influence of Grain Size on the Formation of Natural Gas Hydrate [abs.]: , 2011 Fall Meeing of the American Physical Society-American Assoc. for Physics Teachers-Society of Physics Students. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, November 18-19, 2011.
Winters, W.J., Lorenson, T.D., Paull, C.K., Balut, Y., Boldina, O.M., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Brunner, C.A., Chen, Y., Cooper, A., Dearmay, J.L., Geli, L., Hart, P.E., Kirby, S.H., Labails, C., Lynch, F.L., Matsumoto, R., Novosel, I., Rogers, R.E., Stern, L.A., Sultan, N., Trentesaux, A., and Ussler, W.I., 2007, Initial report of the IMAGES VIII/PAGE 127 gas hydrate and paleoclimate cruise on the RV MARION DUFRESNE in the Gulf of Mexico, 2-18 July 2002, Winters, W.J., Lorenson, T.D., and Paull, C.K., eds. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1358, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1358/.