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Preliminary global database of known and inferred gas hydrate locations


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Waite, W.F., Ruppel, C.D., Boze, L-G., Lorenson, T.D., Buczkowski, B.J., McMullen, K.Y., and Kvenvolden, K.A., 2020, Preliminary global database of known and inferred gas hydrate locations: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


For more than 25 years, the U.S. Geological Survey Gas Hydrates Project has compiled and maintained an internal database of locations where the existence of gas hydrate has been confirmed or inferred in research studies. The existence of gas hydrate was considered confirmed when gas hydrate was recovered by researchers or videotaped from a vehicle (such as a submersible or remotely operated vehicle) near the sea floor. The existence of gas hydrate was considered inferred when seismic data, borehole logs, or certain geochemical characteristics match anomalies known to characterize gas hydrate. This data release provides a text description of the region, geographic coordinates, and the citation for the published reference for known and [...]


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To provide information (both textual and geographic coordinates) about the locations of known (visually verified) gas hydrates and inferred gas hydrates in permafrost and marine settings based on compilation of data from the English-language scientific literature published since the 1970s.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P9LLFVJM

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