Natural Gas Hydrate

In Oceanic and Permafrost Environments

  • Michael D. Max

Part of the Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Hydrate as a Material and its Discovery

  3. Physical Character of Natural Gas Hydrate

  4. Oceanic and Permafrost-Related Natural Gas Hydate

    1. Timothy S. Collett, Scott R. Dallimore
      Pages 43-60
    2. William P. Dillon, Michael D. Max
      Pages 61-76
  5. Source of Methane and its Migration

    1. Richard B. Coffin, Kenneth S. Grabowski, Jeffrey P. Chanton
      Pages 77-90
    2. Peter Wellsbury, R. John Parkes
      Pages 91-104
  6. Major Hydrate-related Issues

    1. Timothy S. Collett
      Pages 123-136
    2. Bilal U. Haq
      Pages 137-148
    3. Charles K. Pauli, William Ussler III, William P. Dillon
      Pages 149-156
  7. Distribution of Natural Gas Hydrate

    1. William P. Dillon, Michael D. Max
      Pages 157-170
    2. Michael D. Max, Jürgen Mienert, Karin Andreassen, Christian Berndt
      Pages 171-182
    3. G. D. Spence, R. D. Hyndman, N. R. Chapman, M. Riedel, N. Edwards, J. Yuan
      Pages 183-198
    4. Emanuele Lodolo, Angelo Camerlenghi
      Pages 199-212
    5. Michael D. Max
      Pages 225-238
    6. Sheila L. McDonnell, Michael Czarnecki
      Pages 239-244
  8. How we see Hydrate

    1. Jack Dvorkin, Michael B. Helgerud, William F. Waite, Stephen H. Kirby, Amos Nur
      Pages 245-260
    2. Peter R. Miles
      Pages 261-274
    3. David S. Goldberg, Timothy S. Collett, Roy D. Hyndman
      Pages 295-310
  9. Laboratory Studies of Gas Hydrates

    1. William J. Winters, William P. Dillon, Ingo A. Pecher, David H. Mason
      Pages 311-322
    2. Laura A. Stern, Stephen H. Kirby, William B. Durham, Susan Circone, William F. Waite
      Pages 323-348
  10. The Promise of Hydrate

  11. Additional Chapter Added for Second Printing

    1. Valery A. Soloviev, Leonid L. Mazurenko
      Pages 371-378
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 379-415

About this book


1. THE BEGINNINGS OF HYDRATE RESEARCH Until very recently, our understanding of hydrate in the natural environment and its impact on seafloor stability, its importance as a sequester of methane, and its potential as an important mechanism in the Earth's climate change system, was masked by our lack of appreciation of the vastness of the hydrate resource. Only a few publications on naturally occurring hydrate existed prior to 1975. The first published reference to oceanic gas hydrate (Bryan and Markl, 1966) and the first publication in the scientific literature (Stoll, et a1., 1971) show how recently it has been since the topic of naturally occurring hydrate has been raised. Recently, however, the number of hydrate publications has increased substantially, reflecting increased research into hydrate topics and the initiation of funding to support the researchers. Awareness of the existence of naturally occurring gas hydrate now has spread beyond the few scientific enthusiasts who pursued knowledge about the elusive hydrate because of simple interest and lurking suspicions that hydrate would prove to be an important topic. The first national conference on gas hydrate in the U.S. was held as recently as April, 1991 at the U.S. National Center of the U.s. Geological Survey in Reston Virginia (Max et al., 1991). The meeting was co-hosted by the U.s. Geological Survey, the Naval Research Laboratory, and the U.S.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael D. Max
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Desalination SystemsL.L.C.USA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1362-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4387-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1384-6434
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