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Study Rules Out Ancient Bursts of Seafloor Methane Emissions
April 23, 2009
Measurements made from the largest Greenland ice sample ever analyzed have confirmed that an unusual rise in atmospheric methane levels about 12,000 years ago was not the result of a catastrophic release of seafloor "hydrate deposits," as some scientists had feared. The findings will be published Friday in the journal Science.
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