Could changing ocean circulation have destabilized methane hydrate at the Paleocene/Eocene boundary?

During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM, ~55 Ma), marine and terrestrial carbon isotope values exhibit a negative shift of at least 2.5‰, indicative of massive destabilization of marine methane hydrates, releasing ~1100 gigatonnes of methane carbon. The cause of the hydrate destabilization...

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Main Authors: Bice, K.L (Author), Marotzke, J. (Author)
Format: Article
Published: 2002.
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