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Gas hydrates of Lake Baikal
Khlystov, O.; De Batist, M.; Shoji, H.; Nishio, S.; Naudts, L.; Poort, J. (2011). Gas hydrates of Lake Baikal, in: Shoji, H. et al. Gas hydrate studies in Okhotsk Sea and Lake Baikal. pp. 66-71
In: Shoji, H.; Jin, Y.K. (2011). Gas hydrate studies in Okhotsk Sea and Lake Baikal. New Energy Resources Research Center, Kitami Institute of Technology: Kitami. 266 pp., more

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 232480 [ OMA ]

    Fresh water
Author keywords
    gas; gas hydrate; mud volcanoe; seep; Lake Baikal

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  • Khlystov, O.
  • De Batist, M., more
  • Shoji, H.
  • Nishio, S.
  • Naudts, L., more
  • Poort, J., more

    This paper reviews some of the results of recent gas-hydrate studies in Lake Baikal, the only fresh-water lake in the world containing gas hydrates in its sedimentary infill. We give a historical overview of the different investigations and discoveries and highlight some recent breakthroughs in our understanding of the Baikal hydrate system. The importance of mapping mud volcanoes and gas seeps is stressed, as these are currently the only locations where gas hydrates at or very close to the floor of Lake Baikal. Also some particularities of the gas-hydrate composition and bedding for the different venting sites are described.

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