Special Issue "Natural Gas Hydrate 2011"

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A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Richard B. Coffin
Chair Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78421, USA
E-Mail: Richard.Coffin@tamucc.edu
Interests: variation in methane hydrate abundance in world ocean coastal regions; shallow sediment methane cycling; methane flux to the atmosphere; elemental isotope analyses

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gas hydrates, recognized to be distributed through the world coastal oceans, are a significant energy source, have potential to influence coastal ocean platform stability, are an important component in climate change, and may contribute significantly to the overlying water column carbon cycles. Large investments for evaluation of methane hydrates as an energy source are ongoing at the Mackenzie Delta and Prudhoe Bay in the Arctic, the Nankai Trough off Japan, the Bay of Bengal near India, and on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to these large scale efforts, preliminary investigation of hydrate as a resource has started off on the coasts of New Zealand, Korea, Russia, Norway, Chile and other countries. Methane in hydrates is also being studied in Arctic coastal permafrost as a contribution to climate change. Addressing the development of this resource requires integration of a wide array of chemical, physical, geophysical and biological laboratory and field data. This special issue will combine papers on methods for evaluating deep sediment hydrate quantities, regional resource characterization, the methane contribution to shallow sediment and overlying water column carbon cycling, and predicted contributions to climate change. A primary goal is to share a thorough global overview of the current activity related to methane hydrate research.

Dr. Richard B. Coffin
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • energy
  • methane hydrates
  • climate change
  • carbon cycling
  • biogeochemistry
  • ocean modeling

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p. 2849-2873
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Energies 2012, 5(8), 2849-2873; doi:10.3390/en5082849
Received: 14 May 2012; in revised form: 13 July 2012 / Accepted: 25 July 2012 / Published: 6 August 2012
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p. 2449-2498
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Energies 2012, 5(7), 2449-2498; doi:10.3390/en5072449
Received: 1 February 2012; in revised form: 29 June 2012 / Accepted: 2 July 2012 / Published: 16 July 2012
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p. 2499-2523
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Energies 2012, 5(7), 2499-2523; doi:10.3390/en5072499
Received: 2 February 2012; in revised form: 9 May 2012 / Accepted: 28 June 2012 / Published: 16 July 2012
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p. 2248-2262
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Energies 2012, 5(7), 2248-2262; doi:10.3390/en5072248
Received: 6 February 2012; in revised form: 3 May 2012 / Accepted: 25 May 2012 / Published: 6 July 2012
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p. 2112-2140
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Energies 2012, 5(7), 2112-2140; doi:10.3390/en5072112
Received: 5 April 2012; in revised form: 5 May 2012 / Accepted: 7 June 2012 / Published: 25 June 2012
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p. 1309-1320
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Energies 2012, 5(5), 1309-1320; doi:10.3390/en5051309
Received: 15 March 2012; in revised form: 26 March 2012 / Accepted: 22 April 2012 / Published: 3 May 2012
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Energies 2012, 5(5), 1292-1308; doi:10.3390/en5051292
Received: 15 March 2012; in revised form: 13 April 2012 / Accepted: 18 April 2012 / Published: 2 May 2012
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p. 925-937
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Energies 2012, 5(4), 925-937; doi:10.3390/en5040925
Received: 9 February 2012; in revised form: 21 March 2012 / Accepted: 6 April 2012 / Published: 16 April 2012
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p. 898-910
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Energies 2012, 5(4), 898-910; doi:10.3390/en5040898
Received: 27 December 2011; in revised form: 20 March 2012 / Accepted: 23 March 2012 / Published: 5 April 2012
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p. 599-604
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Energies 2012, 5(3), 599-604; doi:10.3390/en5030599
Received: 21 January 2012; in revised form: 20 February 2012 / Accepted: 24 February 2012 / Published: 2 March 2012
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p. 399-419
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Energies 2012, 5(2), 399-419; doi:10.3390/en5020399
Received: 28 December 2011; in revised form: 6 February 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 22 February 2012
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p. 420-437
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Energies 2012, 5(2), 420-437; doi:10.3390/en5020420
Received: 15 December 2011; in revised form: 2 February 2012 / Accepted: 14 February 2012 / Published: 22 February 2012
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p. 438-458
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Energies 2012, 5(2), 438-458; doi:10.3390/en5020438
Received: 23 December 2011; in revised form: 13 February 2012 / Accepted: 17 February 2012 / Published: 22 February 2012
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p. 459-465
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Energies 2012, 5(2), 459-465; doi:10.3390/en5020459
Received: 31 December 2011; in revised form: 11 February 2012 / Accepted: 14 February 2012 / Published: 22 February 2012
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p. 466-493
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Energies 2012, 5(2), 466-493; doi:10.3390/en5020466
Received: 20 January 2012; in revised form: 7 February 2012 / Accepted: 8 February 2012 / Published: 22 February 2012
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p. 518-530
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Energies 2012, 5(2), 518-530; doi:10.3390/en5020518
Received: 23 December 2011; in revised form: 6 February 2012 / Accepted: 7 February 2012 / Published: 22 February 2012
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p. 181-192
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Energies 2012, 5(2), 181-192; doi:10.3390/en5020181
Received: 8 December 2011; in revised form: 11 January 2012 / Accepted: 17 January 2012 / Published: 30 January 2012
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p. 92-100
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Energies 2012, 5(1), 92-100; doi:10.3390/en5010092
Received: 14 December 2011; in revised form: 10 January 2012 / Accepted: 11 January 2012 / Published: 18 January 2012
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p. 1129-1137
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Energies 2011, 4(8), 1129-1137; doi:10.3390/en4081129
Received: 7 June 2011; in revised form: 26 July 2011 / Accepted: 27 July 2011 / Published: 2 August 2011
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