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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-013-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): USGS GAS HYDRATES (LQ000FP)

Principal Investigator(s): John Pohlman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): John Pohlman

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Geochemical Monitoring

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Measure the flux of methane from the ocean to the atmosphere and independently measure atmospheric gradients of methane and CO2 over the Svalbard margin, site of hundreds of known upper slope seeps


Start Port/Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

End Port/Location: Tromso, Norway

Start Date: 2014-05-30

End Date: 2014-06-30

Equipment Used: Other

Information to be Derived: Methane flux measuring device

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Gathering time series methane flux data

Staff: Michael Casso, Eric Moore

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Scientists from the CAGE program in Tromso and from the MOCA collaboration will be going. Using methane sampling equipment.


Svalbard, Norway, Europe, Arctic Ocean

North: 79.99621 South: 75.70662 West: 18.4302 East: -0.2417


photo of Helmer Hanssen
Helmer Hanssen


Pohlman, J., Greinert, J., Ruppel, C., Silyakova, A., Vielstadte, L., Casso, M., Mienert, J, Bunz, S., 2017, Enhanced CO2 uptake at a shallow Arctic Ocean seep overwhelms the positive warming potential of emitted methane: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 114 no. 21, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1618926114.

Ruppel, C., Pohlman, J., Casso, M., 2017, Data and calculations to support the study of the sea-air flux of methane and carbon dioxide on the West Spitsbergen margin in June 2014: doi: 10.5066/F7M906V0.


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