Methane Clathrate - Definition, glossary, details
Methane Clathrate also known as methane ice or fire ice is a solid
compound in which a large amount of methane is trapped within a crystal of
water forming a compound similar to ice. It was initially estimated that these
deposits were found in the outer regions of the solar system where the
temperatures are presumed to be low and ideal for the formation of ice. In
recent times, deposits of methane Clathrate are found occurring on the ocean
floors of the earth.
Methane Clathrate occurs both in deep sedimentary structures and on
the ocean floor. It is found that methane released from these deposits was
responsible for past and will be the cause for future climate change as well.
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