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Title: Natural gas hydrates and the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Abstract

Natural gas hydrates occur on the ocean floor in such great volumes that they contain twice as much carbon as all known coal, oil and conventional natural gas deposits. Releases of this gas caused by sediment slides and other natural causes have resulted in huge slugs of gas saturated water with density too low to float a ship, and enough localized atmospheric contamination to choke air aspirated aircraft engines. The unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft along with their crews and passengers in the Bermuda Triangle may be tied to the natural venting of gas hydrates. The paper describes what gas hydrates are, their formation and release, and their possible link to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
616279
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Petroleum Engineer International; Journal Volume: 71; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; GAS HYDRATES; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; BERMUDA; BAHAMA ISLANDS; ATLANTIC OCEAN; DEGASSING; SEAWATER; GAS SATURATION; DENSITY; AIR POLLUTION

Citation Formats

Gruy, H.J. Natural gas hydrates and the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Gruy, H.J. Natural gas hydrates and the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. United States.
Gruy, H.J. Sun . "Natural gas hydrates and the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle". United States. doi:.
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author = {Gruy, H.J.},
abstractNote = {Natural gas hydrates occur on the ocean floor in such great volumes that they contain twice as much carbon as all known coal, oil and conventional natural gas deposits. Releases of this gas caused by sediment slides and other natural causes have resulted in huge slugs of gas saturated water with density too low to float a ship, and enough localized atmospheric contamination to choke air aspirated aircraft engines. The unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft along with their crews and passengers in the Bermuda Triangle may be tied to the natural venting of gas hydrates. The paper describes what gas hydrates are, their formation and release, and their possible link to the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle.},
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journal = {Petroleum Engineer International},
number = 3,
volume = 71,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1998},
month = {Sun Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 1998}
}