Rapid Sediment Accumulation Results in High Methane Effluxes from Coastal Sediments

@inproceedings{Egger2016RapidSA,
  title={Rapid Sediment Accumulation Results in High Methane Effluxes from Coastal Sediments},
  author={Matthias Egger and Wytze Lenstra and Dirk J. de Jong and Filip J R Meysman and C{\'e}lia Julia Sapart and Carina van der Veen and Thomas R{\"o}ckmann and Santiago R. Gonzalez and Caroline P. Slomp},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
Globally, the methane (CH4) efflux from the ocean to the atmosphere is small, despite high rates of CH4 production in continental shelf and slope environments. This low efflux results from the biological removal of CH4 through anaerobic oxidation with sulfate in marine sediments. In some settings, however, pore water CH4 is found throughout the sulfate… CONTINUE READING