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WHOI Summer Fellows at USGS Center in Woods Hole

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Summer student interns, fellows, and visiting investigators at the Woods Hole Field Center
Summer student interns, fellows, and visiting investigators at the Woods Hole Field Center. Left to right: Mital Shah, Damon Dunson, Amit Bohara, Kori Newman, and Pilar Llanes Estrada (visiting postdoctoral student working with Uri ten Brink).

Each summer, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) supports from 25 to 30 upper-level undergraduates to participate in its summer research program. These Student and Minority Fellows have a rigorous schedule that includes attending lectures, developing a research project with their advisors, presenting updates and results orally during the summer, and submitting a final written report before the program ends in late August. This year, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s Woods Hole Field Center is hosting two of these Summer Student Fellows.

Kori Newman is working with Debbie Hutchinson on interpreting gas-hydrate seismic-reflection data from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Her project will map the distribution of shallow-amplitude anomalies and their geologic significance on the floor of Mississippi Canyon, in a region where methane hydrate has been sampled. She will be working with recently collected high-resolution multichannel seismic-reflection data and coincident 3.5-kHz bathymetric profiles. Kori has just graduated from Smith College with a major in physics and geology. She will be attending graduate school at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in the fall.

Amit Bohara is working with Chris Sherwood this summer. A physics major at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, Amit will be calibrating acoustic instruments for measuring suspended sediment and helping analyze EuroSTRATAFORM data collected in the Adriatic Sea this past winter. Amit is looking for some good soccer and Ultimate [Frisbee] matches and someone to help him improve his swimming skills...not a big sport in his hometown of Kathmandu, Nepal!

We welcome Kori and Amit to our center.

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USGS Participates in Sediment-Transport Cruise in the Adriatic Sea
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Woods Hole Field Center
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole, MA
Gas Hydrate Studies
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