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Permafrost and Gas Hydrates as Possible Sources of Methane, Alaska, USA
Entry ID: GGD235

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Abstract: This project measured the amount of methane present in shallow permafrost and gas hydrate near Fairbanks, Alaska, to evaluate the role of permafrost and gas hydrate as possible sources of atmospheric methane. Air samples and 10 cm core samples were analyzed by gas chromatography.
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  N: 64.95   S: 64.75   E: -147.58   W: -148.0

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Keith A. Kvenvolden
Dataset Title: Permafrost and Gas Hydrates as Possible Sources of Methane, Alaska, USA
Dataset Series Name: GGD235
Dataset Release Date: 2004-10-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Phone: 415-354-3213
Fax: 415-354-3191
Email: kk at
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US Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 999
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Kvenvolden, K. A., Collett, T. S., and Williams, R. S. 1991. Methane in permafrost ice near Fairbanks, Alaska. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 72(17), Supplement, p. 67. (abstract) Kvenvolden, K. A., and Collett, T. S. 1991. Permafrost and gas hydrates as sources of methane at high latitudes. International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry, 10th, San Francisco, CA. Abstracts, p. 22. ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18