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Gas Hydrates in a Freshwater "Ocean"

... Institute SB RAS; Nikolay G. Granin (Irkutsk, Russia), Candidate of Sciences in Geography, Head of Laboratory of Hydrology and Hydrophysics, Limnological Institute SB RAS Methane in a ‘cage’ Gas hydrates that might appear at first sight to be simply muddy pieces of ice actually are solid mixtures of gases and water, in which the gas molecules are trapped within a framework of cages of water molecules. Each volume of hydrate can contain as much as 150—180 volumes of gas! In nature, gas hydrates ...

Modified: 30.09.2004
methane , gas hydrates , water , Lake Baikal , volcanos , sediments , mud , water quality
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