Water Column and Seismic collage

Image showing seafloor topography, water column image of methane plume, and seismic data.

Detailed Description

3D Image of a multi-channel seismic (MCS) line showing gas (blue/green) migrating up through fractures in the subsurface, culminating in a 600 meter tall plume of methane gas in the water column that was captured using a Simrad EK60 split beam echo sounder.  Background bathymetry was downloaded from USGS Open-File Report 2012-1266 (https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1266/).


Image Dimensions: 1100 x 400

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US