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Gas hydrates on the brink

Huge amounts of methane are locked up in deposits that lie deep beneath the sea floor. New seismic images reveal that these deposits possess unexpected features that might affect their stability.

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Figure 1: Gas chimneys and their possible effects on gas-hydrate stability.

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Pecher, I. Gas hydrates on the brink. Nature 420, 622–623 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/420622a

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