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Focused Fluid Flow Along the Nootka Fault Zone and Continental Slope, Explorer‐Juan de Fuca Plate Boundary.

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Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center 2019 Annual Report highlights accomplishments, includes a list of publications and summarizes the work of the center. 

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Year Published: 2020

High concentration methane hydrate in a silt reservoir from the deep-water Gulf of Mexico

We present results from 30 quantitative degassing experiments of pressure core sections collected during The University of Texas-Gulf of Mexico 2-1 (UT-GOM2-1) Hydrate Pressure Coring Expedition at Green Canyon Block 955 in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico as part of The University of Texas at Austin–US Department of Energy Deepwater Methane Hydrate...

Philips, Stephen; Flemings, Peter; Holland, Melanie; Schultheiss, Peter; Waite, William F.; Jang, Junbong; Petrou, Ethan; Hammon, Helen
Phillips, S.C., Flemings, P.B., Holland, M.E., Schultheiss, P.J., Waite, W.F., and Jang, J., Petrou, E.G., 2020, Extremely high concentration of methane hydrate in a deepwater silt reservoir from the northern Gulf of Mexico (Green Canyon 955): American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Bulletin, v. 104, no. 9, 1971-1995 p doi:10.1306/01062018280.

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Pressure coring a Gulf of Mexico deep-water turbidite gas hydrate reservoir: Initial results from The University of Texas–Gulf of Mexico 2-1 (UT-GOM2-1) Hydrate Pressure Coring Expedition

The University of Texas Hydrate Pressure Coring Expedition (UT-GOM2-1) recovered cores at near in situ formation pressures from a gas hydrate reservoir composed of sandy silt and clayey silt beds in Green Canyon Block 955 in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico. The expedition results are synthesized and linked to other detailed analyses presented in...

Flemings, Peter; Phillips, Stephen; Boswell, Ray; Collett, Timothy; Cook, Ann; Dong, Tiannong; Frye, Matthew; Goldberg, David; Guerin, Giles; Holland, Melanie; Jang, Junbong; Meazell, Kevin; Morrison, Jamie; O'Connell, Joshua; Petrou, Ethan; Pettigrew, Tom; Polito, Peter; Portnov, Alexey; Santra, Manasj; Schultheiss, Peter; Seol, Yongkoo; Shedd, William; Solomon, Evan S.; Thomas, Carla; Waite, William F.; You, Kehua

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Wave-resolving Shoreline Boundary Conditions for Wave-Averaged Coastal Models

Downscaling broadscale ocean model information to resolve the fine-scale swash-zone dynamics has a number of applications, such as improved resolution of coastal flood hazard drivers, modeling of sediment transport and seabed morphological evolution. A new method is presented, which enables wave-averaged models for the nearshore circulation to...

Memmola, Francesco; Coluccelli, Alessandro; Russo, Aniello; Warner, John C.; Brocchini, Maurizio

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Year Published: 2020

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center—2019 annual report

The 2019 annual report of the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center highlights accomplishments of 2019, includes a list of 2019 publications, and summarizes the work of the center, as well as the work of each of its science groups. This product allows readers to gain a general understanding of the focus areas of the...

Ernst, Sara
Ernst, S., 2020, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center—2019 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1467, 36 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/cir1467.

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Year Published: 2020

Focused fluid flow along the Nootka Fault Zone and continental slope, Explorer-Juan de Fuca plate boundary

Geophysical and geochemical data indicate there is abundant fluid expulsion in the Nootka fault zone (NFZ) between the Juan de Fuca and Explorer plates and the Nootka continental slope. Here we combine observations from > 20 years of investigations to demonstrate the nature of fluid-flow along the NFZ, which is the seismically most active...

Riedel, M.; Rohr, K.M.M.; Spence, G.D.; Kelley, D.; Delaney, J.; Lapham, L.; Pohlman, John; Hyndman, R.D.; Willoughby, E.C.

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Sediment delivery to marsh platforms minimized by source decoupling and flux convergence

Sediment supply is a primary factor in determining marsh response to sea level rise and is typically approximated through high‐resolution measurements of suspended sediment concentrations (SSCs) from adjacent tidal channels. However, understanding sediment transport across the marsh itself remains limited by discontinuous measurements of SSC over...

Coleman, Daniel; Ganju, Neil Kamal; Kirwan, Matthew

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Seismic stratigraphic framework of the continental shelf offshore Delmarva, U.S.A.: Implications for Mid-Atlantic Bight evolution since the Pliocene

Understanding how past coastal systems have evolved is critical to predicting future coastal change. Using over 12,000 trackline kilometers of recently collected, co-located multi-channel boomer, sparker and chirp seismic reflection profile data integrated with previously collected borehole and vibracore data, we define the upper (< 115 m...

Brothers, Laura L.; Foster, David S.; Pendleton, Elizabeth A.; Baldwin, Wayne E.

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An international code comparison study on coupled thermal, hydrologic and geomechanical processes of natural gas hydrate-bearing sediments

Geologic reservoirs containing gas hydrate occur beneath permafrost environments and within marine continental slope sediments, representing a potentially vast natural gas source. Numerical simulators provide scientists and engineers with tools for understanding how production efficiency depends on the numerous, interdependent (coupled) processes...

White, M.D.; Kneafsey, T.J.; Seol, Y.; Waite, William F.; Uchida, S.; Lin, J.S.; Myshakin, E.M.; Gai, X; Gupta, S.; Reagan, M.T.; Queiruga, A.F.; Kimoto, S.

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Sediment budget estimates for a highly impacted embayment with extensive wetland loss

External sediment supply is an important control on wetland morphology and vulnerability to storms, sea-level rise, and land use change. Constraining sediment supply and net budgets is difficult due to multiple timescales of variability in hydrodynamic forcing and suspended-sediment concentrations, as well as the fundamental limitations of...

Chant, Robert; Ralston, David K.; Ganju, Neil Kamal; Pianca, Casia; Simonson, Amy; Cartwright, Richard

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Changes in sediment source areas to the Amerasia Basin, Arctic Ocean, over the past 5.5 million years based on radiogenic isotopes (Sr, Nd, Pb) of detritus from ferromanganese crusts

Ferromanganese (FeMn) crusts provide a useful paleoenvironmental archive for studying the poorly understood climatic, oceanographic, and geologic evolution of the Arctic Ocean. This study is based on the identification and temporal reconstruction of sources and inferred transport pathways of terrigenous material in FeMn crusts collected from...

Konstantinova, Natalia; Hein, James R.; Mizell, Kira; Cherkashov, Georgy; Dreyer, Brian; Hutchinson, Deborah

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Gas hydrates in sustainable chemistry

Gas hydrates have received considerable attention due to their important role in flow assurance for the oil and gas industry, their extensive natural occurrence on Earth and extraterrestrial planets, and their significant applications in sustainable technologies including but not limited to gas and energy storage, gas separation, and water...

Hassanpouryouzband, Aliakbar; Joonaki, Edris; Vasheghani Farahania, Mehrdad; Takeya, Satoshi; Ruppel, Carolyn D.; Yang, Jinhai; English, Neill; Schicks, Judith; Edlmann, Katriona; Mehrabian, Hadi; Tohidi, Bahman

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A non-linear relationship between marsh size and sediment trapping capacity compromises salt marshes’ resilience to sea-level rise

Global assessments predict the impact of sea-level rise on salt marshes with present-day levels of sediment supply from rivers and the coastal ocean. However, these assessments do not consider that variations in marsh extent and the related reconfiguration of intertidal area affect local sediment dynamics, ultimately controlling the fate of the...

Donatelli, Carmine; Zhang, Xiaohe; Ganju, Neil Kamal; Aretxabaleta, Alfredo; Fagherazzi, Sergio; Leonardi, Nicoletta