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Image: Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech) and David Mason (USGS). A ball valve is in the process of being opened, which allows a core to be moved under pressure from a storage chamber (foreground) into the US IPTC

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Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Sandhill Cranes Near Wind Turbines

Sandhill Cranes Near Wind Turbines

Sandhill Cranes fly in close proximity to wind turbines near Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in east-central Wisconsin, but to date no crane mortality has been associated with turbines in this area.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Emile Bergeron (USGS), Kiyofumi Suzuki (JOGMEC), Marco Terzariol (Georgia Tech), William Waite (USGS), and Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech). The AIST IPTC (foreground) is being prepared to receive a

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Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: 2013 Gas Hydrate Expedition in Gulf of Mexico

2013 Gas Hydrate Expedition in Gulf of Mexico

USGS technician Jenny White checks instruments on the research vessel Pelican during a cruise that imaged the Gulf of Mexico seafloor in areas with abundant gas hydrates in April and May 2013.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Map of Levant Basin Province, Eastern Mediterranean

Map of Levant Basin Province, Eastern Mediterranean

Map of the Eastern Mediterranean region showing the area included in the USGS Levant Basin Province assessment.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Emile Bergeron (USGS), Kiyofumi Suzuki (JOGMEC), Marco Terzariol (Georgia Tech), William Waite (USGS), and Carlos Santamarina (Georgia Tech). The AIST IPTC (foreground) is being prepared to receive a

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Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: 2013 Gas Hydrate Expedition in Gulf of Mexico

2013 Gas Hydrate Expedition in Gulf of Mexico

The USGS's Tom O'Brien, Patrick Hart (who is a co-chief scientist for the cruise) and Jenny White adjust seismic streamers and prepare to collect data on gas hydrates in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico aboard the research vessel Pelican in April to May, 2013.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: USGS Scientists in Wadi Degla, Northern Egypt

USGS Scientists in Wadi Degla, Northern Egypt

USGS scientists looking at Eocene sandstones and limestones in Wadi Degla, northern Egypt. This area was studied to understand the Levant Basin Province, as both regions have similar rock formations.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Left to right: Yoshihiro Konno (AIST) and David Mason (USGS). The AIST IPTC (right) is being prepared for movement to the left side of the refrigerated van, where it will receive and be used to test a pressure core.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: 2013 Gas Hydrate Expedition in Gulf of Mexico

2013 Gas Hydrate Expedition in Gulf of Mexico

USGS technician Jenny White and co-chief scientist Patrick Hart on the fantail of the research vessel Pelican during a cruise to explore gas hydrates in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico from April to May, 2013.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Wind Conditions

Wind Conditions

Wind along the Missouri River kicks up a cloud of dust.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Gas Hydrates Research Project in Japan

Scientists from AIST, JOGMEC, Georgia Tech, and the USGS prepare to analyze pressure cores as part of a multi-year gas hydrates research project in Japan. Front to back: Efthymios Papadopoulos (Georgia Tech), William Waite (USGS), and Yoshihiro Konno (AIST) analyze data from sensors inserted into hydrate-bearing pressure cores.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals