Transport- reaction modeling of marine gas hydrate deposits- global results.

Burwicz, Ewa B. , Rüpke, Lars and Wallmann, Klaus (2011) Transport- reaction modeling of marine gas hydrate deposits- global results. [Poster] In: GeoMod 2012. , 15 - 20.07.2012, Lausanne, Switzerland .

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We have developed a multi-1D numerical model of gas hydrate formation and dissolution processes in anoxic marine sediments and, by this model, we have estimated the new global gas hydrate inventory (BURWICZ E. B. et al., 2011). The reaction-transport model contains various chemical compounds (solid organic carbon, dissolved methane, inorganic carbon, and sulfates, gas hydrates, and free methane gas). The rates of POC degradation, anaerobic methane oxidation, sulfate reduction, and methanogenesis are kinetically controlled. Gas hydrate stability zone (GHSZ) is defined as a combination of pressure, temperature, and (to a smaller degree) salinity conditions. The lower boundary of the GHSZ is defined as the intersection of gas hydrate and methane gas solubilities.
The diffusion equations are solved using a fully-implicit finite-differences method, while all transport processes are resolved by a Semi-Lagrangian scheme. Global input data sets (1°x1° resolution) were compiled from various oceanographic, geological and geophysical sources. The entire model was implemented in Matlab.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: gas hydrate, transport-reaction modeling, global results
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-JRG-B3 Seabed Resources
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB2 Marine Biogeochemistry > FB2-MG Marine Geosystems
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2012 09:41
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 09:41
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/14888

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