Arctic Bubbles

  • Released Monday, May 20, 2019
  • ID: 13127

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Methane bubbles up from permafrost beneath Arctic lakes.

Emissions of carbon from thawing permafrost could potentially become a major source of atmospheric methane.

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Methane gas bubbles up from the bottom of lakes formed by thawed permafrost and is released into the atmosphere.

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Seasonal freeze-thaw cycles of soil at the surface causes cracks to form that create polygon-shaped slumping patterns.

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Permafrost stretches across the continents bordering the Arctic with continuous bands at the northern-most reaches.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
Data Visualization of Permafrost Status courtesy of NASA's Earth Observatory

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