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Summary Information for Field Activity 2006-004-FA

Area of Operations: Indian Ocean

Dates: June 06, 2006 to August 21, 2006

Chief scientist: Bill Winters

   Tim Collett - USGS-Denver, Chief Scientist; National Gas Hydrate Programs

Objectives: Drill, core, log, and conduct seismic ops in sedimentary basins containing potential gas hydrate deposits.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived:

Summary: Core samples were collected from the Krishna-Godavari Basin at the eastern continental margin of India.

Contact: Bill Winters (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-1-06-IN. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Winters, W.J., Waite, W.F., Mason, D.H., and Kumar, P.,2008, Physical properties of repressurized samples recovered during the 2006 National Gas Hydrate Program expedition offshore India: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Gas Hydrates. (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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