methane hydrate


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methane hydrate

n.
A crystalline structure consisting of ice that contains interstitial methane, found in ocean floor sediments and detected on some moons of the outer planets of the solar system. Also called methane ice, methane clathrate.
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Methanhydrat
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The carbon that is left behind in deep parts of ice sheets is converted to methane gas by microbial and/or geothermal activity, which has the potential to be stored as solid methane hydrate under low temperatures and high pressure conditions.
Several rudimentary scientific studies on sediments and water have been conducted mainly in Balochistan for methane hydrate reserves.
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Methane hydrate is mostly formed when organic matter settles on the sea or ocean floors.
It desires to secure all methane hydrate for its own and make the West Philippine Sea as an asylum for its nuclear-armed submarine.
Japan's trade ministry said it has begun preparations for a second production test to extract methane gas from methane hydrate deposits offshore Japan's central coast.
Walker, "A blast of gas in the latest Paleocene: Simulating first-order effects of massive dissociation of oceanic methane hydrate," Geology, vol.
Therefore, the methane hydrate can be formed by controlling the pressure to achieve the purpose of separation [7].
Only those spatial regions of hydrate relatively enriched (compared to the average) in ethane will survive better than regions more nearly 100% methane hydrate. Thus fluctuations in time in both pressure and temperature will systematically remove pure methane hydrates in favour of hydrates which become progressively more enriched in ethane - the survival of the fittest scenario.
The Arctic now has warmed to such an extent, however, that some permafrost and methane hydrate deposits already are beginning to thaw.