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Summary Information for Field Activity 2002-041-FA

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

Dates: October 18, 2002 to November 02, 2002

Chief scientist: Thomas F. O'Brien

   Carolyn Ruppel (Georgia Tech)

Objectives: To collect geophysical and chemical measurements that quantify lateral and temporal energy, fluid, and gas fluxes at gas hydrate sites in Gulf of Mexico lease blocks Green Canyon 185 and Garden Banks 425. USGS participation is to help operate the Georgia Tech EdgeTech SB512 deep-tow chirp profiling system and to produce trackline maps and some data management at sea.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map
Heat Flow, Coring


Contact: Thomas F. O'Brien (

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

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Publications resulting from these data

Wilson, A., and Ruppel, C.,2007, Salt tectonics and shallow subseafloor fluid convection; models of coupled fluid-heat-salt transport: Geofluids, v. 7, no. 4: p. 377-386. (Also available at

Data Types and Locations:

GeochemistryGeophysicsOceanographic MeasurementsSeismics


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