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Submarine Exploration and Evaluation of Petroleum Seeps (SEEPS) (AT26-06, EM122)

1. Conduct in-situ incubations with devices for microbial growth, deployed in 2011. 2. Investigate the fate of dissolved hydrocarbons in the waters along the CA margin. 3. Investigate the variability in composition of seeping hydrocarbons at sites along the CA margin. 4. Investigate the distribution and nature of hydrocarbon seepage and biodegradation along the CA margin. 5. Identify and map hydrocarbon/tar sources and related features along the CA margin. 6. Identify, map and sample microbes and chemicals associated with historical waste disposal practices. 7. Conduct sampling for additional in-situ incubations.
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Distribution Formats
  • >Kongsberg EM122 raw files (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Kongsberg EM122 .wcd files. See the Kongsberg specification manual for further information.
Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Principal Investigator Dave Valentine
Professor
University of Califonria, Santa Barbara
805-893-2973
valentine@geol.ucsb.edu
Documentation links not available.
Date(s)
  • creation: 2013-09-28
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned
Purpose: Submarine Exploration and Evaluation of Petroleum Seeps (SEEPS) 13
Use Limitations
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
  • These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset acknowledgements not available.
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 2013-09-28T14:06:59 to 2013-10-17T12:18:57
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 35.7160727
S: 32.62274885
E: -117.4133721
W: -121.6880712
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Marine Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Benthic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Pelagic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Instrument keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
Place keywords
  • North Pacific Ocean
  • Global
  • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Fees
  • Free
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Kongsberg EM122
  • SBE 911plus CTD
  • Kongsberg EM122
  • Ocean Surveyor ADCP
Platform
  • Atlantis (AT)
Operation
  • AT26-06_EM122
Last Modified: 2016-01-26
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