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Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-064-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Oblique aerial photography from Beaufort coast southward into lake province for ID of seep features during freeze-up.


Start Port/Location: Barrow, AK

End Port/Location: Barrow, AK

Start Date: 2009-10-23

End Date: 2009-10-24

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Flew a total of 7 hours on 23 and 24 October from Barrow southward toward Atqasuk and east of the Meade River (23 October) and from Barrow south and then east as far as almost Deadhorse, entirely within the lake province.

Staff: Carolyn Ruppel, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
UAF: Katey Walter Anthony
Benjamin Gaglioti
Laura Oxtoby

Project = Methane Hydrate - Dept. of Energy, Methane Hydrate - Dept. of Energy


central and eastern North Slope, Alaska, United States, North America;

North: 71.44117 South: 69.225 West: -157.8516 East: -143.96484


photo of CESSNA 208B TAIL N715HE


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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo

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