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In Situ Indications of Gas Hydrate

  • George M. Bryan
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 3)

Abstract

Unusually high seismic velocities in gas-rich sediments of the Blake-Bahama outer ridge suggest the possibility of gas hydrate deposits in the upper few hundred meters. A prominent reflector lies at a depth that coincides with the lower limit of the hydrate zone, as calculated on the basis of reasonable thermal gradients. A similar reflector in the Bering Sea is associated with a more normal velocity profile and with the presence of gas only at the reflector itself.

Keywords

Normal Velocity Profile Outer Ridge Hydrate Zone Blake Ridge High Seismic Velocity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • George M. Bryan
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  1. 1.Lamont-Doherty Geological ObservatoryColumbia UniversityPalisadesUSA

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