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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.


Last updated: Thursday, 28-Jan-2016 13:05:46 PST
email: sconstable@ucsd.edu