Marine EM Survey of Gas Hydrate in Santa Cruz Basin
Steven Constable, Peter Kannberg, and Matt Frye
Under support from a cooperative agreement with BOEM, we carried out a controlled source
EM survey of the Santa Cruz Basin, offshore southern California, to map gas hydrate.
We focussed our survey on a seismic signature called the "bottom simulating reflector" (BSR) observed
in legacy seismic data from this ares. The BSR is evidence of gas accumulation at the base
of the gas hyrdrate stability field.
Download the preliminary cruise report (8 Mb)
Download the final project report (75 Mb)
Peparing a VULCAN system for deployment:
Map showing basins offshore southern California. The Santa Cruz Basin is in the northwest corner.