Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Carolyn Ruppel
Information Specialist(s): Carolyn Ruppel
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Ground Penetrating Radar, Electro-Magnetic: Resistivity, Environmental Data: Gas Hydrates, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect geochemical and geophysical data in methane-emitting lakes. Study the physics, chemistry and biology associated with methane emissions from lakes in areas of discontinuous and continuous permafrost in Alaska.
Start Date: 2009-07-07
End Date: 2009-07-17
Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - gravity, Resistivity Profiler, EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, Digital camera, Ground penetrating radar, Pore water sampling, Humminbird fishfinder, Gas sampler
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Chirp seismic on multiple lakes on the North Slope and 2 lakes near Fairbanks; radar data on Lake Q on North Slope and 2 lakes near Fairbanks; resistivity on Lake Q; cores and gas samples from Lake Q and Killarney Lake near Fairbanks.
Staff: John Pohlman, Carolyn Ruppel, Charles Worley
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Carolyn Ruppel (geophysics); John Pohlman (geochemistry); Chuck Worley (geophysics).
1) Lake Qalluuraq, near Atqasuk, North Slope Borough, Alaska;2) Killarney Lake, near Fairbanks, Alaska;3) Goldstream Bill Lake, near Fairbanks, Alaska;4) Lake Teshekpuk, Alaska, United States, North America;
Wooller, M.J., Ruppel, C., Pohlman, J.W., Leigh, M.B., Heintz, M., and Anthony, K.W., 2009, Permafrost gas hydrates and climate change; lake-based seep studies on the Alaskan north slope: Fire in the Ice, U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory, Methane Hydrate Newsletter, Summer 2009, v. 9 no. 3, pp. 6–9, URL: http://www.netl.doe.gov/File%20Library/Research/Oil-Gas/methane%20hydrates/MHNewsSummer09.pdf.