Resolving a methane mystery

DeLong, Edward F.
October 2000
Nature;10/5/2000, Vol. 407 Issue 6804, p577
Academic Journal
Focuses on the study of methane deposits that exist under the floor of the ocean and how the methane is absorbed by microorganisms. Speculation that methane-consuming archaea and sulphate-reducing bacteria prevent the methane from reaching the atmosphere; Studies regarding the use of methane for energy and how it has contributed to global warming; Research conducted on the amounts of methane beneath the sea floor and on the process that prevents it from reaching the atmosphere.


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