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1998: Hydrates Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico

Huntec Boomer Data of Mississippi Canyon

Huntec Boomer Data of Mississippi Canyon

Example of very high resolution Huntec boomer data from line 23 across the west flank of the Mississippi Canyon. The profile crosses a diapiric structure with high-amplitude reflections and acoustic "wipe-out" zone near the sea-floor. Similar acoustic features are found over and near hydrate mounds, suggesting that hydrates could exist here also.



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