2003 Seattle Annual Meeting (November 25, 2003)
Session No. 211 Wednesday, November 5, 2003
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Washington State Convention and Trade Center: 204

T78. Gas Hydrate in the Natural Environment and Implications for Energy Resources, Seafloor Stability, Climate, and the Biology of the Deep Sea

William P. Dillon, Timothy S. Collett and Deborah R. Hutchinson, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
211-18:00 AM CONTINENTAL MARGIN GAS HYDRATE: SLOPE STABILITY, GEO-HAZARD, AND CLIMATE?: PAULL, Charles K., MBARI, Moss Landing, CA 95039, Paull@mbari.org, USSLER, William III, MBARI, and DILLON, William P., USGS, Woods Hole, MA 02543
211-28:15 AM METHANE HYDRATES IN LATE QUATERNARY CLIMATE CHANGE: KENNETT, James P.1, HILL, Tessa M.1, and BEHL, Richard J.2, (1) Department of Geological Sciences and Marine Science Institute, Univ of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9630, kennett@geol.ucsb.edu, (2) Department of Geological Sciences, California State Univ - Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 90840-3902
211-38:30 AM THE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF GAS HYDRATES: SOBECKY, Patricia A., MILLS, Heath J., and MARTINEZ, Robert J., School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 310 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332, patricia.sobecky@biology.gatech.edu
211-48:45 AM NATURAL GAS HYDRATE: FUTURE ENERGY RESOURCE?: COLLETT, Timothy S., Energy Resources Program, U.S. Geol Survey, Denver Federal Center, Box 25046, Mailstop-939, Denver, CO 80225-0046, tcollett@usgs.gov.
211-59:00 AM SIZE OF THE GLOBAL METHANE HYDRATE ENDOWMENT: KVENVOLDEN, Keith A., U.S. Geol Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd., MS999, Menlo Park, CA 94025, kkvenvolden@usgs.gov.
211-69:15 AM SUBSURFACE GAS HYDRATES IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO: HUTCHINSON, Deborah R.1, HART, Patrick E.2, DUGAN, Brandon1, GERESI, Erika3, SLITER, Ray2, and NEWMAN, Kori1, (1) USGS, 384 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, MA 02543, dhutchinson@usgs.gov, (2) USGS, MS 999, 345 Middlefield R, Menlo Park, CA 94025, (3) Center for Marine Resources and Environmental Technology, Univ of Mississippi, 220 Old Chemistry Building, University, MS 38677
211-79:30 AM MODELING GAS HYDRATE OCCURRENCES IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO FROM GIANT PISTON CORES: LORENSON, Thomas D.1, WINTERS, William J.2, PAULL, Charles K.3, USSLER, William III, and DOUGHERTY, Jennifer A.1, (1) U. S. Geol Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd. MS999, Menlo Park, CA 94025, tlorenson@usgs.gov, (2) U.S. Geol Survey, 384 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543, (3) MBARI, Moss Landing, CA
211-89:45 AM USING MULTIPLE ELIMINATION TO IMAGE GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES BENEATH THE GAS HYDRATE STABILITY ZONE IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO: GERESI, Erika J.1, HUTCHINSON, Deborah R.2, HART, Patrick E.3, and MCGEE, Thomas M.1, (1) Center for Marine Resources and Environmental Technology, Univ of Mississippi, 220 Old Chemistry Building, University, MS 38677, erikag@olemiss.edu, (2) USGS, 384 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, MA 02543, (3) USGS, MS 999, 345 Middlefield R, Menlo Park, CA 94025
 10:00 AM Break
211-910:15 AM GEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF METHANE HYDRATE EXISTENCES AROUND JAPANESE ISLANDS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS CONCERNING TO ENVIRONMENTS AND RESOURCES: OKUDA, Yoshihisa, Geol Survey Japan,AIST, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8567 Japan, okuda.gsj@aist.go.jp.
211-1010:30 AM OCCURRENCE OF METHANE HYDRATE AND BSRS IN THE NANKAI TROUGH, OFFSHORE JAPAN: TSUJI, Yoshihiro1, OCHIAI, Koji1, NAMIKAWA, Takatoshi1, SHIMIZU, Shoshiro1, HAYASHI, Masao1, OIKAWA, Nobutaka1, NAKAMIZU, Masaru1, MATSUSHIMA, Jun1, SHIMIZU, Toshihide2, and SHIBATA, Takeshi3, (1) Methane Hydrate Research Project Team, Technology Rsch Ctr, Japan National Oil Corporation, 1-2-2, Hamada, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, 261-0025, Japan, tsuji-y@jnoc.go.jp, (2) Teikoku Oil Co., Ltd, 1-31-10, Hatagaya, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 151-8565, Japan, (3) JAPEX Co., Ltd, 2-2-20, Higashishinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002, Japan
211-1110:45 AM DEVELOPMENT OF IN-SITU, REAL-TIME RAMAN ANALYSIS OF CLATHRATE HYDRATES ON THE SEA FLOOR: PASTERIS, Jill Dill1, BREWER, Peter G.2, WHITE, Sheri N.2, PELTZER, Edward T.2, WOPENKA, Brigitte1, and FREEMAN, John J.1, (1) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington Univ, Campus Box 1169, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, PASTERIS@LEVEE.WUSTL.EDU, (2) Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 7700 Sandholdt Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644
211-1211:00 AM FIELD CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDRATE-BEARING CORE USING X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY: FREIFELD, Barry M., KNEAFSEY, Timothy J., PRUESS, Jacob, and TOMUTSA, Liviu, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Barkeley National Lab, MS 90-1116, One Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, bmfreifeld@lbl.gov
211-1311:15 AM ACCELERATED ETHANE GAS HYDRATE FORMATION IN SEAWATER: OSEGOVIC, John P., AMES, Audra L., HOLMAN, Sarah A., MAX, Michael D., and YOUNG, James C. Jr, Marine Desalination Systems, Suite 461, 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, mmax@mdswater.com
211-1411:30 AM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION CONTRIBUTION TO THE GAS HYDRATES ISSUE: PROJECTS AND PROSPECTS: PERISSORATIS, Constantine, Department of Geology and Geological Mapping, Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration of Greece, 70 Mesoyion Str, Athens, 11527, prs@igme.gr, AMANN, Hans Sr, Maritime Technic, Technishe Universitadt Berlin, Miller Breslau Str. D-10623, Berlin, Germany, Berlin, D-10623, FRANCIS, Tim Sr, Geotek Ltd, 3 Faraday Close, Daventry, Northants, NN11 5RD, UK, Northants, NN11 5RD, UK, and WESTBROOK, Graham, School of Earth Science, Univ of Birmingham, Edgbaston PO Box 363, Birmingham, B13 2TT, United Kingdom

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