USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-016-LW

Other ID: 20100114

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Waite

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To see if we could replicate the hydrate formation described by Priest, Rees and others in their 2009 JGR article.


Start Date: 2010-01-14

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End Date: 2010-02-01

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Geomechanique streamer

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This was a test of the Southampton method for methane hydrate formation in sands. See Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009 article by J. Priest, E. Rees and others.

Staff: David Mason, William Winters

Affiliate Staff:



Gas Hydrate Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center, 384 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543;

North: 41.53343 South: 41.53336 West: -70.6507 East: -70.6506




Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Geomechanique streamer --- Temperature