USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-018-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Information Specialist(s):

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

Affiliate Staff:
Thomas Lorenson
Co-Chief Scientist (USGS-Menlo); Jennifer Dougherty (USGS-Menlo); James Flocks (USGS-St. Pete); Pat Hart (USGS-Menlo); John Pohlman (College of William and Mary); Steve Hallam
Randy Keaten
Patrick Mitts
Charlie Paull
Bill Ussler (MBARI); Olya Boldini (Moscow State U.); Efthymios Tripsanas (Texas A&M); Ivana Novosel (U. Victoria
British Columbia); Yifeng Chen (U. Tokyo)

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.

Location Map:


photo of Marion-Dufresne


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Corer - slow --- Geology
2002-018-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Seismic reflection ---
Corer - gravity --- Geology
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
2002-018-FA-LN-001 ( Cruise Navigation (text file))
Box corer --- Biology