• Corpus ID: 119330782

From the seep to the surface: the ascent and dissolution of methane bubbles in the ocean

  title={From the seep to the surface: the ascent and dissolution of methane bubbles in the ocean},
  author={Jiangzhi Chen},
  journal={arXiv: Geophysics},
  • Jiangzhi Chen
  • Published 26 February 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • arXiv: Geophysics
Methane, as a strong greenhouse gas, has 21-25 times the warming potential per unit mass than carbon dioxide, and the methane from the oceans can contribute to ~4% of the annual atmosphere methane budget. Large methane bubble plumes have been observed in seep sites globally on shallow continental shelves, and emerging industry of methane hydrates mining causes growing environmental concern on possible disastrous blowout which destabilizes the methane hydrate and releases huge amount of methane… 

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