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Gas Hydrates in a Freshwater "Ocean"

Lake Baikal is unique in many ways: it is the world deepest and one of the largest lakes, it is known for its pristine water, and it contains a unique endemic flora and fauna. But it is also the only place on Earth where gas hydrates occur in a freshwater environment. The reported results were obtained by the international team of scientists as part of the joint Belgian-Russian project supported by grants from INTAS, SB RAS, and RFBR (1998—2004). Project coordinators: Jan Klerkx (Tervuren, Belgium)...

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