Special Issue "Coastal Ocean Natural Gas Hydrate 2014"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Richard B. Coffin
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78421, USA
Website: http://sci.tamucc.edu/member.php?who=rcoffin&program=pens
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 are recognized an opportunity for new energy, a contribution to climate change, a significant factor in coastal stability and a potential approach to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. State of the art field and laboratory research requires integration of geophysics, geology, biology and geochemistry in field and laboratory to assess sediment methane hydrate loadings, predict carbon dioxide and methane hydrate stability, understand the hydrate role in ocean cycles, global economy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past years publications in this special issue have presented science on key issues lead by world leaders in gas hydrate research.

Recent studies show a strong potential of future energy for many nations. Ongoing climate change studies in the Arctic are working for a better understanding of the relative methane contribution from permafrost and coastal regions to the atmosphere. Initial experiments show the potential to exchange hydrate methane with carbon dioxide to address the anthropogenic influence on climate change and lower the risk of coastal and platform stability that results from mining. This Special Issue invites papers on methane hydrate exploration and methane — carbon dioxide hydrate exchange related to alternate energy, carbon sequestration and climate change.

Dr. Richard B. Coffin
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • gas hydrates
  • coastal
  • formation
  • stability
  • mining
  • energy
  • climate change

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p. 5381-5412
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Energies 2015, 8(6), 5381-5412; doi:10.3390/en8065381
Received: 11 February 2015 / Revised: 26 May 2015 / Accepted: 29 May 2015 / Published: 5 June 2015
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Energies 2015, 8(6), 5361-5369; doi:10.3390/en8065361
Received: 27 January 2015 / Revised: 25 May 2015 / Accepted: 28 May 2015 / Published: 4 June 2015
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Energies 2015, 8(6), 4647-4666; doi:10.3390/en8064647
Received: 31 January 2015 / Accepted: 12 May 2015 / Published: 25 May 2015
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p. 4073-4095
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Energies 2015, 8(5), 4073-4095; doi:10.3390/en8054073
Received: 18 January 2015 / Revised: 12 April 2015 / Accepted: 23 April 2015 / Published: 8 May 2015
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p. 1561-1583
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Energies 2015, 8(3), 1561-1583; doi:10.3390/en8031561
Received: 23 August 2014 / Accepted: 11 February 2015 / Published: 18 February 2015
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p. 1242-1255
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Energies 2015, 8(2), 1242-1255; doi:10.3390/en8021242
Received: 11 November 2014 / Revised: 26 December 2014 / Accepted: 26 January 2015 / Published: 5 February 2015
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p. 6118-6141
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Energies 2014, 7(9), 6118-6141; doi:10.3390/en7096118
Received: 11 August 2014 / Revised: 4 September 2014 / Accepted: 9 September 2014 / Published: 23 September 2014
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p. 5332-5356
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Energies 2014, 7(8), 5332-5356; doi:10.3390/en7085332
Received: 12 June 2014 / Revised: 4 August 2014 / Accepted: 11 August 2014 / Published: 18 August 2014
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p. 4813-4834
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Energies 2014, 7(8), 4813-4834; doi:10.3390/en7084813
Received: 4 April 2014 / Revised: 3 July 2014 / Accepted: 16 July 2014 / Published: 28 July 2014
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p. 3886-3899
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Energies 2014, 7(6), 3886-3899; doi:10.3390/en7063886
Received: 19 February 2014 / Revised: 26 May 2014 / Accepted: 3 June 2014 / Published: 20 June 2014
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