Huge Craters Discovered in the Arctic Ocean

Posted by on Saturday, June 3, 2017
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Karin Andreassen, a marine geologist at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, has discovered hundreds of massive craters in the Arctic Ocean.

The research team has laid out a unified theory for how the craters and mounds formed... methane gas.

The Barents Sea, is home a lot of methane and oil and gas fields.

The Barents Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, located off the northern coasts of Norway and Russia divided between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters.

Natural methane is found both below ground and under the sea floor. When it reaches the surface and the atmosphere, it is known as atmospheric methane.

The Earth's atmospheric methane concentration has increased by about 150% since 1750, and it accounts for 20% of the total radiative forcing from all of the long-lived and globally mixed greenhouse gases (these gases don't include water vapor which is by far the largest component of the greenhouse effect).



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