Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Thomas O'Brien
Affiliate Investigator(s): Carolyn Ruppel (Georgia Tech)
Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect geophysical and chemical measurements that quantify lateral and temporal energy, fluid, and gas fluxes at gas hydrate sites in Gulf of Mexico lease blocks Green Canyon 185 and Garden Banks 425. USGS participation is to help operate the Georgia Tech EdgeTech SB512 deep-tow chirp profiling system and to produce trackline maps and some data management at sea.
Start Port/Location: Gulfport, MS
End Port/Location: Gulfport, MS
Start Date: 2002-10-18
End Date: 2002-11-02
Equipment Used: Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, DGPS
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:
Staff: Thomas O'Brien
Notes: Cruise has been funded. Tom O'Brien is going. Original Center People field contained: See website hydrate.eas.gatech.edu/cdr/cruise.html.
north central Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Wilson, A., and Ruppel, C., 2007, Salt tectonics and shallow subseafloor fluid convection; models of coupled fluid-heat-salt transport: Geofluids, v. 7 no. 4, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2007.00191.x.