Gas hydrates in the ocean environment




A GAS HYDRATE, also known as a gas clathrate, is a gas-bearing, icelike material. It occurs in abundance in marine sediments and stores immense amounts of methane, with major implications for future energy resources and global climate change. Furthermore, gas hydrate controls some of the physical properties of sedimentary deposits and thereby influences seafloor stability.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Gas hydrates in the ocean environment
DOI 10.1016/B0-12-227410-5/00276-3
Edition 3
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher Academic Press
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description 14 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology
First page 473
Last page 486
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