In summer 2018, the U.S. Geological Survey partnered with the U.S Department of Energy and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to conduct the Mid-Atlantic Resources Imaging Experiment (MATRIX) as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Gas Hydrates Project. The field program objectives were to acquire high-resolution 2-dimensional multichannel seismic-reflection and split-beam echosounder data along the U.S Atlantic margin between North Carolina and New Jersey to determine the distribution of methane gas hydrates in below-sea floor sediments and investigate potential connections between gas hydrate dynamics and sea floor methane seepage. MATRIX field work was carried out between August 8 and August 28, 2018 on the research vessel Hugh R. Sharp and resulted in acquisition of more than 2,000 track-line kilometers of multichannel seismic-reflection and colocated split-beam echosounder data, along with wide-angle seismic reflection and refraction data from 63 expendable sonobuoy deployments. [More]
||Baldwin, Wayne E.; Foster, David S.; Bergeron, Emile M.; Dal Ferro, Peter; McKee, Jennifer A.; Moore, Eric M.; Nichols, Alexander R.; O'Brien, Thomas F.; Powers, Daniel C.; Miller, Nathaniel C.; and Ruppel, Carolyn D.