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Lake Baikal: Fire and Ice

... Baikal became what it is today (Isaev, 2001). A signature of Lake Baikal's deepwater areas is the massive manifestation of mud volcanism due to the large thickness of the sediments, tectonic features of the lake bottom, and modern seismic activity. The mud volcanoes closely resemble the ordinary ones in shape: they expel jets of liquid and gas, possibly tens or hundreds of meters high, but their only manifestation on the water surface is a cluster of bursting gas bubbles. It was near the mud volcano ...

Modified: 20.02.2017
gas hydrates , methane , Baikal , Lake Baikal , methanotrophs , mud volcanoes
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The Ringed Baikal

... destruction of the ice cover. The dark rings seen on the satellite images are the ring areas characterized by the lowest thickness of ice cover and where the ice is more saturated with water. The upwelling of deep water can happen due to the eruptions of mud volcanoes located on the lake bottom. However, this hypothesis has still to be proven. At present, comprehensive studies of the mechanism of formation of the ring structures on Baikal ice are conducted in the frame of RAS Presidium project, which ...

Modified: 30.08.2009
Baikal , ring structures , ice structures , ice melting , mud volcanoes
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