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Provedor de dados:  ArchiMer
País:  France
Título:  Gas Seepage along the Edge of the Aquitaine Shelf (France): Origin and Local Fluxes
Autores:  Ruffine, Livio
Donval, Jean-pierre
Croguennec, Claire
Bignon, Laurent
Birot, Dominique
Battani, Anne
Bayon, Germain
Caprais, Jean-claude
Lanteri, Nadine
Levache, Denis
Dupre, Stephanie
Data:  2017
Ano:  2017
Resumo:  During the scientific expedition GAZCOGNE2 at the Bay of Biscay nine gas seeps were sampled for the first time and their flux was measured using an in situ pressure-preservation sampler (PEGAZ, ©IFREMER). Overall, three sites were investigated to determine the nature and the origin of the gases bubbling at the seafloor and forming acoustic plumes into the water column, as this was the question raised fromthe first geologic study of the area.This has guided our study and accordingly corresponds to themain purpose of the present article.Thus, themolecular and isotopic (𝛿D and 𝛿13C) analyses revealed that the gas seeps were primarily composed of methane. Both methane and ethane are of microbial origin, and the former has been generated by microbial reduction of carbon dioxide. Heavier hydrocarbons accounted for less than 0.06% mol of the total amount. Despite the microbial origin of methane, the samples exhibit subtle differences with respect to the 𝛿13CCH4 values, which varied between −72.7 and −66.1‰. It has been suggested that such a discrepancy was predominantly governed by the occurrence of anaerobic methane oxidation. The PEGAZ sampler also enabled us to estimate the local gas fluxes fromthe sampled streams. The resulting values are extremely heterogeneous between seeps, ranging from 35 to 368mLn⋅min−1. Assuming a steady discharge, the mean calculated methane emission for the nine seeps is of 38 kmol⋅yr−1. Considering the extent of the seep area, this very local estimate suggests that the Aquitaine Shelf is a very appropriate place to study methane discharge and its fate on continental shelves.
Tipo:  Text
Idioma:  Inglês

Editor:  Wiley-hindawi
Formato:  application/pdf
Fonte:  Geofluids (1468-8115) (Wiley-hindawi), 2017 , Vol. 2017 , N. 4240818 , P. 1-13
Direitos:  2017 Livio Ruffine et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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