Field Activity 2014-013-FA

Identifier 2014-013-FA
Purpose 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
Location Svalbard, Norway, Europe, Arctic Ocean
Summary Measured the flux of methane from the ocean to the atmosphere and independently measured atmospheric gradients of methane and CO2 over the Svalbard margin, site of hundreds of known upper slope seeps. Gathered time series methane flux data.
Info derived Methane flux measuring device
Comments Scientists from the CAGE program in Tromso and from the MOCA collaboration will be going. Using methane sampling equipment. Equipment updated by VeeAnn Cross.
Projects
Platform
Length 63.8 meters; beam 13.36 meters, draft 7 meters.
Itinerary
Start Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway 2014-05-30
End Tromso, Norway 2014-06-30
Days in the field 10
Bounds
West 18.4302
East -0.2417
North 79.99621
South 75.70662

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators John Pohlman
Crew members
Eric Moore
Scientist, Staff
Michael Casso
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
John Pohlman
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Time Series
Data type: Navigation, Geochemical Monitoring

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)
USGS-GAS Surveys (geochemical), Experiments (geochemical), Chemistry, Geochemical Monitoring, CO2, Methane 1

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
gasfluxdata_spitsbergen2014 USGS-GAS 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 Carolyn Ruppel

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity