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Methane clathrate explosion filmed and studied!

  1. Aug 3, 2006 #1


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    Here is the video. Pretty cool eh?
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  3. Aug 3, 2006 #2
    Thanks for that Mk, terrific find.

    But forget about those conclusions:

    Those are mere speculations.
    We have actually some rather good evidence that the clathrate outbursts of the Amazon fan 13-14 ky ago ( Maslin 2005) did cause the -alleged cold- Younger Dryas by upwelling of cold deep waters, drastically cooling the ocean surface waters. No match for not more than 1 ppmv increase in atmospheric CH4 that oxidates into CO2 within some decade.
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