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Permafrost and Gas Hydrates as Possible Sources of Methane, Alaska, USA, Version 1

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.

Geographic Coverage

  • Natural Resources > Gas Hydrates
  • Atmospheric Chemistry > Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost
  • Snow/Ice > Permafrost
  • Soils > Permafrost
  • Soils > Soil Gas/Air
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 64.95, S: 64.75, E: -147.583, W: -148

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage: Not specified
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s): Not specified
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Keith A. Kvenvolden
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