24 February 2009

Setting a lake on fire in the winter

Sort of. The video shows researchers from the University of Alaska (Fairbanks) setting fire to methane released after they drilled a hole in lake ice.

At the University's website there is another video, to my mind equally impressive though less visually dramatic, of methane bubbling to the surface of a tundra lake. This isn't the occasional bubble like one sees at any swamp - this is massive.

More re Arctic methane hydrates and the "Clathrate gun"

1 comment:

  1. Very cool, never seen that before :) much love from www.brosontheroad.com
    Keep doing your thing :)


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