An Antarctic Methane Seep

November 25, 2020

Above, stuff you stumble across while looking for other stuff. Scientists from Oregon State U exploring a Methane seep in Antarctica.

Amazing images. Narration leaves me with many questions.
I’ll be exploring more on methane in an upcoming video, stay tuned.

Below, my 2018 interview with Carolyn Ruppel of the US Geological Survey helps shed some light on methane’s reaction with ocean waters.
I broke out 6 short clips from our chat, which you can access here.

Two useful examples here.

Below, more bonus fun with Methane.


5 Responses to “An Antarctic Methane Seep”

  1. Peter Bellin Says:

    This is the link to the origin of the tweet linked above.

    More information and more images at this link.

  2. redskylite Says:

    Many thanks for sharing that interesting and informative video clip, not too much research published on methane observations in the Antarctic, and the narrative was delivered in a calm and scientific way, although I thought it delivered a very powerful message.

    Much debate on the long term threat of methane release especially buried under the icy poles and it can be used as click-bait, but also can be down played.

    In the North we should remember there are empirical observations from an international science base (ship on location) and their conclusions often seem to get poor treatment, even opposition, from mainstream climate science.


    “Bubbling methane craters and super seeps – is this the worrying new face of the undersea Arctic?

    Scientists have shared the first results of a trip to the world’s largest deposit of subsea permafrost and shallow methane hydrates.

    Fields of methane discharge continue to grow all along the East Siberian Arctic Ocean Shelf, with concentration of atmospheric methane above the fields reaching 16-32ppm (parts per million).

    This is up to 15 times above the planetary average of 1.85ppm.

    The preliminary results are from this year’s only international scientific expedition to the eastern Arctic.”

  3. doldrom Says:

    Quite beautiful, even though not a good omen.

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