Sediments control methane release to the ocean

Sediments control methane release to the ocean

Methane is stored under the sea floor, concentrated in form of hydrates, crystalline ice structures that stay stable under high pressure and in low temperatures. Several studies suggest that as the ocean warms, the hydrates might melt and potentially release methane into the ocean waters and atmosphere. (source: University of Tromso (Universitetet i Tromsø – UiT) Read more at sciencedaily.com

2016-09-01 11:21