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KOPRI research activities on gas hydrates in the cold seas: Antarctic, Okhotsk and Arctic Sea

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Title
KOPRI research activities on gas hydrates in the cold seas: Antarctic, Okhotsk and Arctic Sea
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KOPRI research activities on gas hydrates in the cold seas: Antarctic, Okhotsk and Arctic Sea
Authors
Jin, Young Keun
Hong, Jong Kuk
Nam, SangHeon
Kim, Yeadong
Kang, Sung-Ho
Chung, Kyung Ho
Keywords
Antarctic; Arctic; Okhotsk; cold sea; gas hydrate
Issue Date
2012
Citation
Jin, Young Keun, et al. 2012. KOPRI research activities on gas hydrates in the cold seas: Antarctic, Okhotsk and Arctic Sea. 극지연구소. 극지연구소. 2012.05.22~.
Abstract
Because gas hydrates are formed in low temperature and high pressure environments, cold seas including Polar and Okhotsk Seas are very favorable areas for gas hydrate formation on earth. KOPRI collected single-/multi-channel seismic reflection data on the South Shetland continental margin, Antarctic Peninsula since 1993 using RV Onnuri and Yuzhmogeologya. Seismic data show that Bottom Simulating Reflectors (BSRs) are widely distributed on the South Shetland margin. We estimated the total volume of gas hydrate in the area. Assuming that gas hydrates exist only where BSRs are observed, the total volume of gas hydrates along the seismic profiles in the area is about 4.8 × 1010 m3 (7.7 ×1012 m3 volume of methane at standard temperature and pressure). Multidisciplinary surveys have been conducted to investigate gas seepage and gas hydrate accumulation on the Sakhalin continental slope (SS), Sea of Okhotsk, during joint Korea-Russia-Japan expeditions conducted from 2003 to 2011 (CHAOS and SSGH projects). Active gas seeps in a gas hydrate province on the SS were evident from features in the water column, on the seafloor, and in the subsurface: well-defined hydroacoustic anomalies (gas flares), side-scan sonar structures with high backscatter intensity (seepage structures), bathymetric structures (pockmarks and mounds), gas- and gas-hydrate-related seismic features (bottom-simulating reflectors, gas chimneys, high-amplitude reflectors, and acoustic blanking), high methane concentrations in seawater, and gas hydrates in sediment near the seafloor. These expressions were generally spatially related; a gas flare would be associated with a seepage structure (mound), below which a gas chimney was present. As the ice-breaker RV Araon in 2009 was launched, KOPRI will expand gas hydrate research activities in the polar sea. KOPRI has developed a Korea-Canada-US international research project to focus on geological, geophysical and oceanographic investigations of the Beaufor
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http://repository.kopri.re.kr/handle/201206/8410
Conference Name
극지연구소
Conference Place
극지연구소
Conference Date
2012.05.22~
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