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.

Other Terms

Mineral Carbonation Methane Mauna Loa Observatory
Meteorology Monoethanolamine(MEA) Metric ton
Market Based Incentives Montreal Protocol Metal Absorbent
Methane digester

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