Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 1–2, pp 76–83

Chemical and isotopic evidence for the nature of the fluid in CH4-containing sediments of the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano

  • A. Lein
  • P. Vogt
  • K. Crane
  • A. Egorov
  • M. Ivanov

DOI: 10.1007/s003670050095

Cite this article as:
Lein, A., Vogt, P., Crane, K. et al. Geo-Marine Letters (1999) 19: 76. doi:10.1007/s003670050095

Abstract

 The pore waters of CH4-containing sediments of the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano were rich in NH+4, Br-, and I-; exhibited a high total alkalinity; but were poor in Cl-and SO2-4. The geological evidence and our data suggest that organic matter decomposition in preglacial or early interglacial sediments took place during early diagenesis (bacterial processes) and during metamorphism (thermogenic processes under the 3100-m-thick layer of glacial sediments), accompanied by mud volcano fluid generation. It is argued that the CH4of the mud volcano sediments has a mixed, biogenic and thermogenic, origin.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lein
    • 1
  • P. Vogt
    • 2
  • K. Crane
    • 3
  • A. Egorov
    • 1
  • M. Ivanov
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Krasikowa, 7, 117218 RussiaRU
  2. 2.Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7420, Washington, DC 20375, USAUS
  3. 3.Department of Geography Hunter College, CUNY 695 Park Avenue NY, NY 10021, USAUS
  4. 4.Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow pr. 60–Letya Oktyabrya, 7, 117811 RussiaRU

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