Fate of rising methane bubbles in stratified waters : How much methane reaches the atmosphere ?

  title={Fate of rising methane bubbles in stratified waters : How much methane reaches the atmosphere ?},
  author={Daniel F. McGinnis and Jens Greinert and Yu. G. Artemov and Stan E Beaubien and Alfred W{\"u}est},
There is growing concern about the transfer of methane originating from water bodies to the atmosphere. Methane from sediments can reach the atmosphere directly via bubbles or indirectly via vertical turbulent transport. This work quantifies methane gas bubble dissolution using a combination of bubble modeling and acoustic observations of rising bubbles to determine what fraction of the methane transported by bubbles will reach the atmosphere. The bubble model predicts the evolving bubble size… CONTINUE READING
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