Large fuel reservoir in deep-Earth crust?

Authors

  • Anonymous


Abstract

‘The large variety of phenomena that take place before, during, and after major earthquakes all suggest that combustible gases are usually present at such times in large amounts/Thomas Gold of Corneirs Center for Radiophysics and Space Research told a planetology session at the 1978 AGU Spring Meeting in Miami Beach.

Building on this idea, Gold suggested that the interior of the earth may contain huge amounts of natural gas—mostly methane—left there since the time the earth formed. In support of this idea, Gold explained how his present study indicates that the classic mechanism of carbon dioxide leakage from volcanoes through geologic time cannot account for the composition of the atmosphere that we now have.