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Title: MITAS - 2009 Expedition US Beaufort Shelf Slope of Alaska - Lithostratigraphy

Abstract

The volume of methane released through the Arctic Ocean to the atmosphere and its potential role in the global climate cycle has increasingly become the focus of studies seeking to understand the source and origin of this methane. In 2009, an international, multi-disciplinary science party aboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Sea successfully completed a trans-U.S. Beaufort shelf expedition aimed at understanding the sources and volumes of methane across this region. Following more than a year of preliminary cruise planning and a thorough site evaluation, the Methane in the Arctic Shelf/Slope (MITAS) expedition departed from the waters off the coast of Barrow, Alaska in September 2009. The expedition, led by researchers with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), was organized with an international shipboard science team consisting of 33 scientists with the breadth of expertise necessary to meet the expedition goals. NETL researchers led the expeditions initial core processing and lithostratigraphic evaluations, which are the focus of this report. A full expedition summary is available at in First Trans-Shelf-Slope Climate Study in the U.S. Beaufort Sea Completed by Coffin etmore » al.,( 2010).« less

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611a63e6-81b6-4f71-837b-b8178a8bacd9
DOE Contract Number:  
DOE FE NETL Hydrates FWP FY10
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Dataset
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR (United States). Energy Data eXchange; National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Keywords:
Beaufort Shelf,Lithostratigraphy,MITAS,U.S.,geology,natural gas,oil,oil shale,resource,shale gas,shale oil,slope of Alaska
OSTI Identifier:
1418810
DOI:
10.18141/1418810

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Administrator, EDX. MITAS - 2009 Expedition US Beaufort Shelf Slope of Alaska - Lithostratigraphy. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.18141/1418810.
Administrator, EDX. MITAS - 2009 Expedition US Beaufort Shelf Slope of Alaska - Lithostratigraphy. United States. doi:10.18141/1418810.
Administrator, EDX. 2012. "MITAS - 2009 Expedition US Beaufort Shelf Slope of Alaska - Lithostratigraphy". United States. doi:10.18141/1418810. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1418810. Pub date:Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2012
@article{osti_1418810,
title = {MITAS - 2009 Expedition US Beaufort Shelf Slope of Alaska - Lithostratigraphy},
author = {Administrator, EDX},
abstractNote = {The volume of methane released through the Arctic Ocean to the atmosphere and its potential role in the global climate cycle has increasingly become the focus of studies seeking to understand the source and origin of this methane. In 2009, an international, multi-disciplinary science party aboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Sea successfully completed a trans-U.S. Beaufort shelf expedition aimed at understanding the sources and volumes of methane across this region. Following more than a year of preliminary cruise planning and a thorough site evaluation, the Methane in the Arctic Shelf/Slope (MITAS) expedition departed from the waters off the coast of Barrow, Alaska in September 2009. The expedition, led by researchers with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), was organized with an international shipboard science team consisting of 33 scientists with the breadth of expertise necessary to meet the expedition goals. NETL researchers led the expeditions initial core processing and lithostratigraphic evaluations, which are the focus of this report. A full expedition summary is available at in First Trans-Shelf-Slope Climate Study in the U.S. Beaufort Sea Completed by Coffin et al.,( 2010).},
doi = {10.18141/1418810},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {1}
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