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Global occurrences of gas hydrate

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Abstract

Natural gas hydrate is found worldwide in sediments of outer continental margins of all oceans and in polar areas with continuous permafrost. There are currently 77 localities identified globally where geophysical, geochemical and/or geological evidence indicates the presence of gas hydrate. Details concerning individual gas-hydrate occurrences are compiled at a new world-wide-web (www) site (http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/globalhydrate). This site has been created to facilitate global gas-hydrate research by providing information on each of the localities where there is evidence for gas hydrate. Also considered are the implications of gas hydrate as a potential (1) energy resource, (2) factor in global climate change, and (3) geohazard.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Global occurrences of gas hydrate
Volume
1
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
First page:
462
Last page:
467
Conference Title:
11th (2001) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Conference Location:
Stavanger
Conference Date:
17 June 2001 through 22 June 2001