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Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 1–2, pp 57–67 | Cite as

Gas hydrate accumulation at the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano

  • G. D. Ginsburg
  • A. V. Milkov
  • V. A. Soloviev
  • A. V. Egorov
  • G. A. Cherkashev
  • P. R. Vogt
  • K. Crane
  • T. D. Lorenson
  • M. D. Khutorskoy

Abstract

 Gas hydrate (GH) accumulation is characterized and modeled for the Håkon Mosby mud volcano, ca. 1.5 km across, located on the Norway–Barents–Svalbard margin. Pore water chemical and isotopic results based on shallow sediment cores as well as geothermal and geomorphological data suggest that the GH accumulation is of a concentric pattern controlled by and formed essentially from the ascending mud volcano fluid. The gas hydrate content of sediment peaks at 25% by volume, averaging about 1.2% throughout the accumulation. The amount of hydrate methane is estimated at ca. 108 m3 STP, which could account for about 1–10% of the gas that has escaped from the volcano since its origin.

Keywords

Methane Pore Water Water Chemical Sediment Core Isotopic Result 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. D. Ginsburg
    • 1
  • A. V. Milkov
    • 1
  • V. A. Soloviev
    • 1
  • A. V. Egorov
    • 2
  • G. A. Cherkashev
    • 1
  • P. R. Vogt
    • 3
  • K. Crane
    • 4
  • T. D. Lorenson
    • 5
  • M. D. Khutorskoy
    • 6
  1. 1.VNIIOkeangeologia, Angliyskiy prospekt 1, St. Petersburg 190121, RussiaRU
  2. 2.Institute of Oceanology, Nakhimovskiy prospekt 36, Moscow 117218, RussiaRU
  3. 3.Marine Geosciences Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7420, Washington, DC 20375, USAUS
  4. 4.Hunter College, CUNY, 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021, USAUS
  5. 5.US Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd., MS-999, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USAUS
  6. 6.Russian University of Peoples Friendship, Miklukho-Maklaya Str., 18, Moscow 117198, RussiaRU

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