Monday, 26 October 2015

High levels of methane in Laptev and Beaufort/Chukchi Seas

Methane levels in the Arctic


Thanks to Harold Hensel

Methane 10 23 2015. Over 1250 ppb continues to heat up and destabilize the climate.

Temperatures follow methane levels on a long term basis. On day by day basis I wasn't aware of a general relationship between temperatures and methane. The arctic is cooling and Methane levels are increasing. Daily warming can increase methane levels as the permafrost thaws. When the permafrost refreezes it increases methane emissions. Very difficult to make a general short term association.


Note the huge pink area in the Beaufort and Chukchi Sea was noticed. (North and West of Alaska for newbies) On the right side of this image the pink continues west into the East Siberian Sea. This and the Laptev Sea are the most dangerous places to have excessive amounts of methane coming up.

1 comment:

  1. "The arctic is cooling and Methane levels are increasing. Daily warming can increase methane levels as the permafrost thaws. When the permafrost refreezes it increases methane emissions"

    Can someone explain?

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