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Microbial lid on subsea methane
Thornton, B.F.; Crill, P. (2015). Microbial lid on subsea methane. Nat. Clim. Chang. 5(9): 723–724.
In: Nature Climate Change. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 1758-678X; e-ISSN 1758-6798, more
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  • Thornton, B.F.
  • Crill, P.

    Submarine permafrost thaw in the Arctic has been suggested as a trigger for the release of large quantities of methane to the water column, and subsequently the atmosphere — with important implications for global warming. Now research shows that microbial oxidation of methane at the thaw front can effectively prevent its release.

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