Seafloor Methane Seep Systems

Press: Science, New York Times, BBC, NBC News, Scientific American

Gabitov, R., C. Borrelli, J. Buettner, B. Kirkland, A. Skarke, D. Trail, B. Garner, M. Testa, M. Wahidi, C. Hoff, S. Khasanov, G. Panieri, R. Thirumalai, J. Thomas, J. Weremeichik, and I. Zverkova (2019), Characterization of Carbonate Crust from a Recently Discovered Methane Seep on the North Atlantic Continental Margin of the USA, Minerals, 9(138), 1–15, doi:10.3390/min9030138.

McVeigh, D., A. Skarke, A.E. Dekas, C. Borelli, W. Hong, J. Marlow, A. Pasulka, S. Jungbluth, R. Barco, and A. Djurhuus (2018), Characterization of Benthic Biogeochemistry and Ecology at Three Methane Seep Sites on the Northern US Atlantic Margin. Deep Sea Research Part II. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.03.001

Quattrini, A.M., M.S Nizinski, J.D Chaytor, A.W.J. Demopoulos, E.B. Roark, S.C. France, J.A. Moore, T. Heyl, P.J. Auster, B. Kinlan, C. Ruppel, K.P. Elliott, B.R.C. Kennedy, E. Lobecker, A. Skarke, and T.M. Shank (2015),  Exploration of the Canyon-Incised Continental Margin of the Northeastern United States Reveals Dynamic Habitats and Diverse Communities. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0139904. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139904

Skarke, A., C. Ruppel, M. Kodis, D. Brothers, and E. Lobecker (2014), Widespread methane leakage from the sea floor on the northern US Atlantic margin, Nature Geoscience, 7(9), 657-661. doi:10.1038/ngeo2232

Brothers, L., C. Van Dover, C. German, C. Kaiser, D. Yoerger, C. Ruppel, E. Lobecker, A. Skarke, and J. Wagner (2013), Evidence for extensive methane venting on the southeastern US Atlantic margin, Geology41(7), 807-810. doi: 10.1130/G34217.1


Bedform Dynamics

Bedform Parameterization Code

DuVal, C., A. Trembanis, and A. Skarke (2016), Characterizing and hindcasting ripple bedform dynamics: Field test of non-equilibrium models utilizing a fingerprint algorithm. Continental Shelf Research, 116, 103-115. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2015.12.015

Crawford, A., and A. Skarke (2014), Automatic detection of sand ripple features in sidescan sonar imagery. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans 2014, Saint Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, Sept 14-19. doi:10.1109/oceans.2014.7003117 

Skarke, A., and A. C. Trembanis (2011), Parameterization of bedform morphology and defect density with fingerprint analysis techniques, Continental Shelf Research, 31(16), 1688-1700. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2011.07.009

Kraatz, L.M., A. Skarke, A.C. Trembanis, and C.T. Friedrichs (2011), Approaches for quantifying seabed morphology – techniques for utilizing rotary sonar systems. Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2011.

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Coastal Morphodynamics and Sediment Transport

Merritt, D., A. Skarke, S. Silwal, and P. Dash (2016), Remote Sensing of Suspended Sediment Dynamics in the Mississippi Sound. Abstract EC34D-1211 presented at 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA., 21-26 Feb. 

Mullennex, A., and A. Skarke (2016), Antecedent Geologic Control on the Evolution of Fetch-Limited Barrier Islands in the Mississippi Sound. Abstract MG44B-1991 presented at 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA., 21-26 Feb. 

Trembanis, A., S. Nebel, A. Skarke, D. Coleman, R. Ballard, A. Yankovsky, I. Buynevich, and S. Voronov (2011), Bedforms, coastal-trapped waves, and scour process observations from the continental shelf of the northern Black Sea, Geological Society of America Special Papers473, 165-178. doi:10.1130/2011.2473(10)


Autonomous / Unmanned Ocean Observing Platforms

Skarke, A (2017), High-Resolution Seafloor Mapping at a Deep-Sea Methane Seep Field with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Abstract OS41A-1379 presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, New Orleans, LA., 11-15 Dec.

Fitzpatrick, P. J., Y. Lau, R. Moorhead, A. Skarke, D. Merritt, K. Kreider, J. Masters, R. Carlon, G. Hine, T. Lampoudi, and A. Leonardi (2016), Further analysis of the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Wave Glider® field program. Marine Technology Society Journal, 50(3), 72-75. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.50.3.3

Ruby, C., A. Skarke, and S. Mesick (2016), Application of the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard to ROV Video Data for Enhanced Analysis of Deep-Sea Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. Abstract ME34B-0810 presented at 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA., 21-26 Feb. 

Fitzpatrick, P. J., Y. Lau, D. Merritt, R. Moorhead, A. Skarke, K. Kreider, C. Brown, R. Carlon, G. Hine, T. Lampoudi, and A. Leonardi (2015), A review of the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Wave Glider® field program. Marine Technology Society Journal, 49(3), 64-71. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.49.3.14

Fitzpatrick, P., Y. Lau, J. Nicinska, R. Moorhead, A. Skarke, D. Merritt, K. Kreider, C. Brown, R. Carlon, G. Hine, T. Lampoudi, and A. Leonardi (2015), A Review of the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Wave Glider Field Program. 69th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, 2-5 March, Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Fitzpatrick, P., Y. Lau, J. Nicinska, R. Moorhead, A. Leonardi, A. Skarke, R. Chadwick, and R. Kincaid (2014), The Tropical Cyclone Experimental Program to Enable Unmanned Surface Systems (TEMPEST). International Conference on Mesoscale Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones, 15-18 September, Boulder, CO, USA.