Natural gas hydrate in oceanic and permafrost environments



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THE BEGINNINGS OF HYDRATE RESEARCH Until very recently, our understanding of hydrate in the natural environment and its impact on seafloor stability, its importance as a sequester of methane, and its potential as an important mechanism in the Earth's climate change system, was masked by our lack of appreciation of the vastness of the hydrate resource. Only a few publications on naturally occurring hydrate existed prior to 1975. The first published reference to oceanic gas hydrate (Bryan and Markl, 1966) and the first publication in the scientific literature (Stoll, et a1., 1971) show how recently it has been since the topic of naturally occurring hydrate has been raised. Recently, however, the number of hydrate publications has increased substantially, reflecting increased research into hydrate topics and the initiation of funding to support the researchers. Awareness of the existence of naturally occurring gas hydrate now has spread beyond the few scientific enthusiasts who pursued knowledge about the elusive hydrate because of simple interest and lurking suspicions that hydrate would prove to be an important topic. The first national conference on gas hydrate in the U.S. was held as recently as April, 1991 at the U.S. National Center of the U.s. Geological Survey in Reston Virginia (Max et al., 1991). The meeting was co-hosted by the U.s. Geological Survey, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the U.S.

Table of Contents

  • Natural Gas Hydrate: Background and History of Discovery

    Kvenvolden, Keith A.

    Pages 9-16

  • Practical Physical Chemistry and Empirical Predictions of Methane Hydrate Stability

    Peltzer, Edward T. (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Thermal State of the Gas Hydrate Reservoir

    Ruppel, Carolyn

    Pages 29-42

  • Permafrost-Associated Gas Hydrate

    Collett, Timothy S. (et al.)

    Pages 43-60

  • Oceanic Gas Hydrate

    Dillon, William P. (et al.)

    Pages 61-76

  • The Role of Methane Hydrate in Ocean Carbon Chemistry and Biogeochemical Cycling

    Coffin, Richard B. (et al.)

    Pages 77-90

  • Deep Biosphere: Source of Methane for Oceanic Hydrate

    Wellsbury, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 91-104

  • Movement and Accumulation of Methane in Marine Sediments: Relation to Gas Hydrate Systems

    Clennell, M. Ben (et al.)

    Pages 105-122

  • Natural Gas Hydrate as a Potential Energy Resource

    Collett, Timothy S.

    Pages 123-136

  • Climatic Impact of Natural Gas Hydrate

    Haq, Bilal U.

    Pages 137-148

  • Potential Role of Gas Hydrate Decomposition in Generating Submarine Slope Failures

    Pauli, Charles K. (et al.)

    Pages 149-156

  • The U.S. Atlantic Continental Margin; the Best-Known Gas Hydrate Locality

    Dillon, William P. (et al.)

    Pages 157-170

  • Gas Hydrate in the Arctic and Northern North Atlantic Oceans

    Max, Michael D. (et al.)

    Pages 171-182

  • Cascadia Margin, Northeast Pacific Ocean: Hydrate Distribution from Geophysical Investigations

    Spence, G. D. (et al.)

    Pages 183-198

  • The Occurrence of BSRs on the Antarctic Margin

    Lodolo, Emanuele (et al.)

    Pages 199-212

  • Gas Hydrate Potential of the Indian Sector of the NE Arabian Sea and Northern Indian Ocean

    Max, Michael D.

    Pages 213-224

  • Hydrate as a Future Energy Resource for Japan

    Max, Michael D.

    Pages 225-238

  • A Note on Gas Hydrate in the Northern Sector of the South China Sea

    McDonnell, Sheila L. (et al.)

    Pages 239-244

  • Introduction to Physical Properties and Elasticity Models

    Dvorkin, Jack (et al.)

    Pages 245-260

  • Geophysical Sensing and Hydrate

    Miles, Peter R.

    Pages 261-274

  • Seismic Methods for Detecting and Quantifying Marine Methane Hydrate/Free Gas Reservoirs

    Pecher, Ingo A. (et al.)

    Pages 275-294

  • Ground Truth: In-Situ Properties of Hydrate

    Goldberg, David S. (et al.)

    Pages 295-310

  • GHASTLI — Determining Physical Properties of Sediment Containing Natural and Laboratory-Formed Gas Hydrate

    Winters, William J. (et al.)

    Pages 311-322

  • Laboratory synthesis of pure methane hydrate suitable for measurement of physical properties and decomposition behavior

    Stern, Laura A. (et al.)

    Pages 323-348

  • Economic Perspective of Methane from Hydrate

    Bil, Klaas J.

    Pages 349-360

  • Hydrate Resource, Methane Fuel, and a Gas-Based Economy?

    Max, Michael D.

    Pages 361-370

  • Sea Floor Venting and Gas Hydrate Accumulation

    Soloviev, Valery A. (et al.)

Publication type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Title Natural gas hydrate in oceanic and permafrost environments
Year Published 2003
Language English
Publisher Springer
Description 378 p.
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