Gas hydrates and slope stability.

Berndt, Christian (2009) Gas hydrates and slope stability. Open Access IFM-GEOMAR Annual Report, 2008 . pp. 24-25.

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Abstract

Global warming affects the seabed in many different ways. One way which causes concern is
the effect that bottom water warming has on marine gas hydrates. These ice-like crystals of
water and gas dissolve, which changes the stability of continental margins. In a worst-case
scenario this may facilitate submarine landslides and associated tsunamis that could reach
central Europe.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Der Jahresbericht ist in der GEOMAR-Bibliothek vorhanden.
Keywords: globale Erwärmung, global warming, marine Gashydrate, marine gas hydrates, Stabilität, stability, Kontinentalrand, continental margin, submarine Erdrutschung, submarine landslide
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-GDY Marine Geodynamics
Refereed: No
Open Access Journal?: Yes
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 12:15
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 13:15
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/15308

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