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Massive blow-out craters formed by hydrate-controlled methane expulsion from the Arctic seafloor

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2017
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51 news outlets
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Title
Massive blow-out craters formed by hydrate-controlled methane expulsion from the Arctic seafloor
Published in
Science, June 2017
DOI 10.1126/science.aal4500
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Authors

K. Andreassen, A. Hubbard, M. Winsborrow, H. Patton, S. Vadakkepuliyambatta, A. Plaza-Faverola, E. Gudlaugsson, P. Serov, A. Deryabin, R. Mattingsdal, J. Mienert, S. Bünz

Abstract

Widespread methane release from thawing Arctic gas hydrates is a major concern, yet the processes, sources, and fluxes involved remain unconstrained. We present geophysical data documenting a cluster of kilometer-wide craters and mounds from the Barents Sea floor associated with large-scale methane expulsion. Combined with ice sheet/gas hydrate modeling, our results indicate that during glaciation, natural gas migrated from underlying hydrocarbon reservoirs and was sequestered extensively as subglacial gas hydrates. Upon ice sheet retreat, methane from this hydrate reservoir concentrated in massive mounds before being abruptly released to form craters. We propose that these processes were likely widespread across past glaciated petroleum provinces and that they also provide an analog for the potential future destabilization of subglacial gas hydrate reservoirs beneath contemporary ice sheets.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 167 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 45 27%
Researcher 37 22%
Student > Master 17 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 5%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 5%
Other 19 11%
Unknown 33 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 73 43%
Environmental Science 16 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Engineering 6 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 14 8%
Unknown 50 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 485. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2022.
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#37,688
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Outputs from Science
#1,734
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#936
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#48
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