Latest Clathrate hydrates Stories
Clathrates are now known to store enormous quantities of methane and other gases in the permafrost as well as in vast sediment layers hundreds of meters deep at the bottom of the ocean floor.
Ocean temperatures around the world are increasing and one consequence of those rising temperatures is the release of methane from the sea floor off the coast of Washington.
STARKVILLE, Miss., Aug.
Geologists have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor of the northern part of the US Atlantic margin.
Natural processes, not global warming, are primarily to blame for the dissolution of the fragile, ice-like solid fuel substances known as methane hydrates, according to new research published online Thursday in the journal Science.
In 1945 an 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit the northern Arabian Sea which released 7.4 million cubic meters of methane into the ocean and atmosphere.
Marine scientists from Kiel, together with colleagues from Bremen, Great Britain, Switzerland and Norway, spent four and a half weeks examining methane emanation from the sea bed off the coast of Spitsbergen with the German research vessel MARIA S. MERIAN. There they gained a very differentiated picture: Several of the gas outlets have been active for hundreds of years.
A recent study of the Antarctic Ice Sheet suggests that it could be a largely overlooked source of the potent greenhouse gas methane.
West of Spitsbergen methane gas is effervescing out of the seabed.
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