It can be clearly seen, how the current differs above the methane seeps (blue square). Simulation and visualization: GEOMAR.

Effectiveness of methane-consuming bacteria in the ocean moderated by ocean currents

Ocean Currents Impact Methane consumption Study in Nature Geoscience on interactions between marine microbiology and oceanography Offshore the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, methane gas is seeping out of the seabed in several hundred meters depth. Luckily, bacteria are consuming a large proportion of the methane before it reaches the surface and is released to the atmosphere,…

SEPP_logo_onclouds

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #177

The Week That Was: 2015-04-18 (April 18, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) Energy Not Heat, Exclusively: A source of frustration for members of SEPP, and others, are the efforts by some of classifying these skeptics…