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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-001-FA

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

Dates: April 29, 2003 to May 16, 2003

Chief scientist: Deborah Hutchinson

   Pat Hart, CMG-Menlo Park

Objectives: (a) To provide site survey information for the two JIP drilling sites/lease blocks (Keathley Canyon 195 and Atwater Valley 14). (b) To tie the new data to regional coverages in the Gulf. (c) To tie the MARION DUFRESNE coring sites into the regional MCS grid. (d) To provide baseline information for selecting targets for the August NRL/DOE Gyre cruise.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping; MCS (Menlo Park);Sea floor mapping
MCS (Menlo Park)

Information to be derived: Geologic Interpretation of Minibasins and Mounds

Summary: Mob began morning of 4/29, departure 5/1 10:00 p.m., return to Galveston 5/14 8:30 a.m. Demob completed 5/16 morning. UNOLS and TAMU voyage # 03-G-4. See Open-File Report 03-474 (in press) report on Cruise G1-03-GM (InfoBank cruise ID).

Contact: Seth Ackerman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier G-1-03-GM. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Hutchinson, Deborah R., and Hart, Patrick E.,2004, Cruise report for G1-03-GM, USGS gas hydrates cruise, R/V GYRE, 1-14 May 2003, northern Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-474, 103 p.. (Also available at

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

Ruppel, C., Boswell, R., and Jones, E.,2008, Scientific results from Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrates Joint Industry Project Leg 1 drilling; introduction and overview: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 25, no. 9: p. 819-829. (Also available at

Hutchinson, D.R., Hart, P.E., Collett, T.S., Edwards, K.M., Twichell, D.C., and Snyder, F.,2008, Geologic framework of the 2005 Keathley Canyon gas hydrate research well, northern Gulf of Mexico: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 25, no. 9: p. 906-918. (Also available at

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