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Summary Information for Field Activity 2002-018-FA

Area of Operations: Tunica Mound, Pigmy Basin, Orca Basin, Bush Hill, Mississippi Canyon, north central Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 01, 2002 to July 10, 2002

Chief scientist: Bill Dillon

   Charles Paull, MBARI; Richard Coffin, NRL

Objectives: Giant piston coring for gas hydrate project.

Type of Activity: Coring;Coring

Information to be derived: Morphology;

Summary: Giant box cores: 4, ~32 m; gravity heat flow: 21 penetrations, 9 sta, ~57 m; Calypso piston cores: 17, ~500 m; pore water samples: 458; water content/geotechnical samples: ~1100.

Contact: Bill Dillon (

InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-02-GM. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

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

Waite, W.F., Santamarina, J.C., Cortes, D.D., Dugan, B., Espinoza, D.N., Germaine, J., Jang, J., Jung, J.W., Kneafsey, T.J., Shin, H., Soga, K., Winters, W.J., and Yun, T-S.,2009, Physical properties of hydrate-bearing sediments: Reviews of Geophysics, v. 47, no. RG4003:38p.. (Also available at

Wilcox-Cline, R., and Winters, W.J,2011, The Influence of Grain Size on the Formation of Natural Gas Hydrate [abs.]: 2011 Fall Meeing of the American Physical Society-American Assoc. for Physics Teachers-Society of Physics Students

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