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Summary Information for Field Activity 2009-064-FA

Area of Operations: central and eastern North Slope, Alaska, United States, North America

Dates: October 23, 2009 to October 24, 2009

Chief scientist: Carolyn Ruppel

Objectives: Oblique aerial photography from Beaufort coast southward into lake province for ID of seep features during freeze-up.

Type of Activity: Photography;

Information to be derived: seep locations

Summary: Flew a total of 7 hours on 23 and 24 October from Barrow southward toward Atqasuk and east of the Meade River (23 October) and from Barrow south and then east as far as almost Deadhorse, entirely within the lake province.

Contact: Carolyn Ruppel (

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-64-09-AK. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Wooller, M.J., Ruppel, C., Pohlman, J.W., Leigh, M.B., Heintz, M., and Anthony, K.W.,2009, Permafrost gas hydrates and climate change; lake-based seep studies on the Alaskan north slope: Fire in the Ice, U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory, Methane Hydrate Newsletter, Summer 2009, p. 6-9. (Also available at

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