USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-001-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Central/Eastern Alaskan North Slope, Alaska, United States, North America;

Principal Investigator(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map shallow methane and methane seeps; constrain shallow lake stratigraphy at locations of cores acquired for the project in April 2010; infer deeper structure if possible.


Start Date: 2010-07-12

Start Port/Location: Lake Teshekpuk, Lake 21, North Slope, Alaska

End Date: 2010-07-19

End Port/Location: Lake Teshekpuk, Lake 21, North Slope, Alaska

Equipment Used: EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler, Single channel hydrophone, Humminbird fishfinder, GPS (wh), Boomer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Edgetech 424, boomer, and lake bottom sonar/water column images were collected from a small boat over the northern part of Lake Teshekpuk, including an area of previously identified shallow methane.

Staff: Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = High-Latitude Climate-Hydrates Interactions - Dept. of Energy, High-Latitude Climate-Hydrates Interactions - Dept. of Energy

Location Map:



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
EdgeTech 424 chirp sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
Humminbird fishfinder --- Single Beam
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Boomer --- Boomer