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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-016-FA

Other ID: CH-15-00; IB H-16-00-SR

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon

Affiliate Investigator(s): Charles Paull - MBARI; D. Clay Kelly - WHOI; Richard Coffin - NRL

Information Specialist(s): Jefferey Nealon

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Coring for identification of age of event and sedimentary/chemical processes related to gas hydrate at Blake Ridge collapse feature. Collection of 3.5 kHz sub-bottom profiler data for bathymetry and structure.


Start Port/Location: Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC

End Port/Location: Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC

Start Date: 2000-07-20

End Date: 2000-07-29

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - gravity, ODEC 3.5 kHz

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: ODEC Seismic reflection: 14 lines; Piston cores: 33 (240 shipboard analyses - see cruise narrative) stored in Woods Hole; Gravity (trigger) cores: 14, stored in Woods Hole.

Staff: Joseph S. Newell, Thomas O'Brien, Courtney Schupp, Jefferey Nealon, Robert Barton

Affiliate Staff:
Thomas Lorenson
USGS-Menlo Park
Co-Chief; Charles Paull
Co-Chief; William Ussler
Scientist; Thomas Naehr
Scientist; Vicki Orphan
Scientist; Katie Farnsworth
Scientist; Walter Borowski
Scientist; William Gwilliam

Notes: Original Center People field contained: At sea: Thomas Lorenson, USGS-Menlo, Co-Chi; Jeffrey Nealon, USGS-Woods Hole, Scientist; Courtney Schupp, USGS-Woods Hole, Scientist; Tom O'Brien, USGS-Woods Hole, Scientist. Mobe/Trans: Joseph Newell and Robert Barton, Woods Hole.
Project = Gas hydrates, Gas hydrates


Blake Ridge, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 32.2 South: 31.5 West: -76.2 East: -75


photo of Cape Hatteras
Cape Hatteras



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ODEC 3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Corer - gravity --- Geology
DGPS --- Navigation
2000-016-FA-NL-002 ( Chief Scientist's listing of piston core locations and lengths.)
2000-016-FA-NL-003 ( Chief Scientist's listing of core locations and shotpoint/seismic lines. )
2000-016-FA-LN-001 ( Chief Scientist's track map and core locations.)

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