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Submarine seep of carbon dioxide in Norton Sound, Alaska

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Abstract

Earlier workers have described a submarine gas seep in Norton Sound having an unusual mixture of petroleum-like, low-molecular-weight hydrocarbons. Actually, only about 0.04 percent of the seeping gas is hydrocarbons and 98 percent is carbon dioxide. The isotopic compositions of carbon dioxide (??13CPDB = -2.7 per mil) and methane (??13CPDB = -36 per mil, where PDB is the Peedee belemnite standard) indicate that geothermal processes are active here. Copyright ?? 1979 AAAS.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Submarine seep of carbon dioxide in Norton Sound, Alaska
Series title Science
Volume 205
Issue 4412
Year Published 1979
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Science
First page 1264
Last page 1266