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Coexistence of structure I and II gas hydrates in Lake Baikal suggesting gas sources from microbial and thermogenic origin
Kida, M.; Khlystov, O.; Zemskaya, T.; Takahashi, N.; Minami, H.; Sakagami, H.; Krylov, A.; Hachikubo, A.; Yamashita, S.; Shoji, H.; Poort, J.; Naudts, L. (2006). Coexistence of structure I and II gas hydrates in Lake Baikal suggesting gas sources from microbial and thermogenic origin. Geophys. Res. Lett. 33(L24603): 4 PP. dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006GL028296
In: Geophysical Research Letters. American Geophysical Union: Washington. ISSN 0094-8276, more
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Authors  Top 
  • Kida, M.
  • Khlystov, O.
  • Zemskaya, T.
  • Takahashi, N.
  • Minami, H.
  • Sakagami, H.
  • Krylov, A.
  • Hachikubo, A.
  • Yamashita, S.
  • Shoji, H.
  • Poort, J., more
  • Naudts, L., more

Abstract
    We report the field observation of hydrate deposits of different crystal structures in the same cores of a mud volcano in the Kukuy Canyon. We link those deposits to chemical fractionation during gas hydrate crystallization. Gas composition and crystallographic analyses of hydrate samples reveal involvement of two distinct gas source types in gas hydrate formation at present or in the past: microbial (methane) and thermogenic (methane and ethane) gas types. The clathrate structure II, observed for the first time in fresh water sediments, is believed to be formed by higher mixing of thermogenic gas.

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