Quantification of undersea gas leaks from carbon capture and storage facilities, from pipelines and from methane seeps, by their acoustic emissions

  title={Quantification of undersea gas leaks from carbon capture and storage facilities, from pipelines and from methane seeps, by their acoustic emissions},
  author={Timothy G. Leighton and Paul R. White},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={485 - 510}
  • T. Leighton, P. White
  • Published 8 February 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
In recent years, because of the importance of leak detection from carbon capture and storage facilities and the need to monitor methane seeps and undersea gas pipelines, there has been an increased requirement for methods of detecting bubbles released from the seabed into the water column. If undetected and uncorrected, such leaks can generate huge financial and environmental losses. This paper describes a theory by which the passive acoustic signals detected by a hydrophone array can be used… 

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