The degradation of submarine permafrost and the destruction of hydrates on the shelf of east arctic seas as a potential cause of the “Methane Catastrophe”: some results of integrated studies in 2011

@article{Sergienko2012TheDO,
  title={The degradation of submarine permafrost and the destruction of hydrates on the shelf of east arctic seas as a potential cause of the “Methane Catastrophe”: some results of integrated studies in 2011},
  author={Valentine I. Sergienko and L. I. Lobkovskii and Igor P. Semiletov and Oleg V. Dudarev and N. N. Dmitrievskii and Natalia E Shakhova and Nicolai N. Romanovskii and Denis Kosmach and Dmitrii Nikolaevich Nikol'skii and S. L. Nikiforov and Aleksander Salomatin and R. A. Anan’ev and Alexander Roslyakov and Anatoly Salyuk and V. V. Karnaukh and Denis Chernykh and V. E. Tumskoi and Vladimir I. Yusupov and A. V. Kurilenko and Evgeny Chuvilin and Boris Bukhanov},
  journal={Doklady Earth Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={446},
  pages={1132-1137}
}
On the basis of the analysis of published data and in the course of the authors’ long-term geochemical and acoustic surveys performed in 1995–2011 on the East Siberian shelf (ESS) and aimed to research the role of the Arctic shelf in the processes of massive methane outbursts into the Earth’s atmosphere, some crucially new results were obtained. A number of hypotheses were proposed concerning the qualitative and quantitative characterization of the scale of this phenomenon. The ESS is a… 

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