How much methane could be released from Arctic hydrates?
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2014
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 95, Issue 1, page 12, 7 January 2014
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2014), How much methane could be released from Arctic hydrates?, Eos Trans. AGU, 95(1), 12.(
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2014
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- gas-hydrates dissociation;
- methane release;
- ocean warming;
In Arctic seafloor sediments, methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is trapped in chemical structures called hydrates. Methane hydrates form at low-temperature, high-pressure conditions, and methane can be released if the temperature rises. Previous studies have raised concern that global climate change could lead to release of significant amounts of methane from Arctic hydrates.