Methane Hydrate Maps


 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

 

 

Here are a couple of maps showing the location of methane clathrate (or methane hydrate) deposits around the world. As you can see, all of the world’s natural gas reserves, oil reserves, and coal reserves combined are not even equal to one third of the methane in these deposits. These deposits have begun to dissociate and release the stored methane.

http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2013/02/methane-hydrate-maps.html

 

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Nuked Radio #89 Early2it: Sea Foam, Snow Rollers, and Geological Uptick EXPLAINED


Published on Jan 31, 2013

Episode 89 air date January 29, 2013

Early2it returns for a fabulous update on recent anomalies and geological escalation occurring around the world from melting methane hydrates.

Huge new slick from Mercondo Well: http://enenews.com/video-huge-slick-at-site-of-bp-disaster-in-gulf-of-mexico-…

New Madrid Shakeout is scheduled for February 7, 2013: http://www.mywithersradio.com/centralia/?p=1502

SOTT: The Real Consequences of an Ocean Floor Collapse: http://www.sott.net/article/210863-The-Real-Consequences-of-An-Ocean-Floor-Co…

“Booms and Shakes” thread mentioned during show by Bending Light from GLP: http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2112445/pg1

Video of above thread by The United Knowledge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUUvvnMP7V8&feature=player_embedded

 

Nuked Radio #79 ~ Earth Change News from Early2it ~ Hosted by Christina Consolo


Remember, no fear. We’re at a time of tremendous change where two worlds are literally pulling apart, one is collapsing and the other is ascending. Listen to the show and observe these events from a detached perspective, as an observer. I try to stay away from material that will affect readers on a negative energetic level, but when it comes to earth changes it’s important that we’re aware of the changes taking place as the planet shifts in reaction to negative energy coming from the collective. As well as the ungodly amount of destruction being inflicted upon the earth through drilling, mining, nuclear explosions, ionospheric manipulation, geoengineering, wastewater injection into the crust and so much more that it boggles the mind to think of it all.

My best advise is to continue strengthening your relationship in Oneness with Gaia, meditate daily and visualize a New Earth you want to create inside yourself for the future. Now is the time to plant the seeds of tomorrow…

Nuked Radio #79 Earth Change News from Early2it

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Published on Dec 11, 2012

Episode #79 air date December 11th, 2012

Early2it from YouTube -the methane hydrate MASTER- joins us for a very enlightening discussion on current earth changes and how they are all connected. Oh yeah, and how bout those exploding telephone poles in Texas? He sheds some light on that as well. Mr X from NightWatch also co-hosts.

Early2it’s you tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/early2it

Thank you to the wonderful and brave lady from Bayou Corne who allowed me to use her footage of new Bayou bubbling…posted today on you tube and Enenews.

Link to story: http://enenews.com/shocking-video-water-bubbling-giant-sinkhole-dead-fish-all…

Louisiana Sinkhole? Gulf Stream Shift Linked to Methane Gas Escaping from Seabeds


“The new work could reinvigorate a debate on the risk of methane release from the oceans and whether destabilized hydrates make the continental slopes more unstable”

By Nature magazine and Virginia Gewin

Somewhere off the eastern coast of North Carolina, a frozen mixture of water and methane gas tucked in seabed sediments is starting to break down. Researchers blame a shifting Gulf Stream — the swift Atlantic Ocean current that flows north from the Gulf of Mexico — which is now delivering warmer waters to areas that had previously only experienced colder temperatures.

“We know methane hydrates exist here and, if warming continues, it can potentially lead to less stable sediments in this region,” says Matthew Hornbach, a marine geologist at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, who led the study that is published online today in Nature. The results suggest that the warmer temperatures are destabilizing up to 2.5 gigatons of methane hydrate along the continental slope of the eastern United States. This region is prone to underwater landslides, which could release the methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.

Whether that methane would make it to the atmosphere and worsen global warmingis unclear, but scientists think that it is unlikely. “We don’t need to worry about any huge blow of methane into the atmosphere,” says Carolyn Ruppel, a geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Rather, she says, Hornbach and his co-author Benjamin Phrampus, also of the Southern Methodist University, have uncovered a powerful new way to use data from the geological record to catch non-anthropogenic climate changes that are already happening.

Frozen zone
The authors’ approach combines models of subsurface temperature dynamics with seismic images to directly detect the depth at which the methane hydrate is no longer stable and shifts from a frozen solid to free gas. Because hydrate formation is dependent on temperature, the position of the bottom of this frozen zone can be used to estimate subsurface temperature dynamics.

Using seismic data collected in 1977 to model where they expected the frozen methane to become gaseous in the western North Atlantic margin, they found that the observed interface between the frozen solid and the free gas was much deeper than predicted. After systematically checking every detail, the team ruled out several factors that could have explained their observations — including sea-level changes, increased sedimentation rates or decreased heat flow through the sediments. They eventually realized that the only thing that could cause the discrepancy was that the water was cooler in the past. Phrampus ran the model again using data from much cooler waters 100 kilometers northwest of the Gulf Stream, and got an almost perfect fit.

Next, the authors modeled heat flow through the methane hydrate sediments in relation to time, and estimated that it would take around 5,000 years of warmer waters for all of the methane to sublimate and become gas. “We don’t know where we are in the 5,000-year time frame, but our best approximation suggests we are 800 to 1,000 years in,” says Phrampus.

Trouble ahead?
This work promises to reinvigorate an ongoing debate over the risk of methane release from the oceans and whether destabilized hydrates make the continental slopes more unstable.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=gulf-stream-shift-linked-to-methane-gas-escaping-from-seabeds

Published on Nov 3, 2012 by

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