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Gas hydrate transect across northern Cascadia margin

January 1, 2006

Gas hydrate is a solid compound mainly comprised of methane and water that is stable under low temperature and high pressure conditions. Usually found in offshore environments with water depths exceeding about 500 meters and in arctic regions associated with permafrost, gas hydrates form an efficient storage system for natural gas. Hence, they may represent an important future energy resource [e.g., Kvenvolden, 1988]. Gas hydrates also form a natural geo‐hazard, and may play a significant role in global climate change [e.g., Dillon et al., 2001].

Citation Information

Publication Year 2006
Title Gas hydrate transect across northern Cascadia margin
DOI 10.1029/2006eo330002
Authors M. Riedel, T. Collett, M. Malone, F. Akiba, M. Blanc-Valleron, M. Ellis, G. Guerin, Y. Hashimoto, V. Heuer, Y. Higashi, M. Holland, P. Jackson, M. Kaneko, M. Kastner, J.-H. Kim, H. Kitajima, P. Long, A. Malinverno, Gwen E. Myers, L. Palekar, J. Pohlman, P. Schultheiss, B. Teichert, M. Torres, A. Tréhu, Jingyuan Wang, U. Worthmann, H. Yoshioka
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
Series Number
Index ID 70028631
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization