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Summary Information for Field Activity 1999-002-FA

Area of Operations: Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 09, 1999 to April 22, 1999

Chief scientist: Dave Twichell

   Alan Cooper, USGS, Menlo Park

Objectives: Collection of regional high-resolution multichannel seismic data and Huntec seismic data as well as two detailed sidescan surveys to understand the distribution of gas hydrates on the upper continental slope in the Gulf of Mexico and their effect on sea floor processes.

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Summary: Not all the gear was run all the time, so the amounts of individual data types (in km) are as listed: High-resolution MCS data - 1400 km; Huntec boomer data - 900 km; SIS-1000 sidescan and Chirp sub-bottom data - 500 km.

Contact: Dave Twichell (

InfoBank: uses the identifier G-1-99-GM. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Foster, D. S., Twichell, D. C., Danforth, W. W., Irwin, B. J., Nichols, D. R., and O'Brien, T. F.,1999, Archive of SIS-1000 CHIRP subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise GYRE 99002, Gulf of Mexico, 9-22 April, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-586, 3 CD-ROMs

Twichell, David C., Cross, VeeAnn A., Paskevich, Valerie F., Hutchinson, Deborah R., Winters, William J., and Hart, Patrick E.,2007, GIS of selected geophysical and core data in the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope collected by the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1071, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

Winters, W.J., Lorenson, T.D., Paull, C.K., Balut, Y., Boldina, O.M., Bout-Roumazeilles, V., Brunner, C.A., Chen, Y., Cooper, A., Dearmay, J.L., Geli, L., Hart, P.E., Kirby, S.H., Labails, C., Lynch, F.L., Matsumoto, R., Novosel, I., Rogers, R.E., Stern, L.A., Sultan, N., Trentesaux, A., and Ussler, W.I.,2007, Initial report of the IMAGES VIII/PAGE 127 gas hydrate and paleoclimate cruise on the RV MARION DUFRESNE in the Gulf of Mexico, 2-18 July 2002, Winters, W.J., Lorenson, T.D., and Paull, C.K., eds.: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1358, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

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