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Methane in Lake Kivu: New data bearing on its origin

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Abstract

Lake Kivu, an African rift lake, contains about 50 cubic kilometers of methane (at standard temperature and pressure) in its deep water. Data resulting from two recent expeditions to the lake and a reevaluation of earlier data suggest that most of the methane was formed by bacteria from abiogenetic carbon dioxide and hydrogen, rather than being of volcanic origin or having formed from decomposing organic matter.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Methane in Lake Kivu: New data bearing on its origin
Series title:
Science
Volume
181
Issue:
4094
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
51
Last page:
54
Number of Pages:
4