Gas hydrates are solids composed of a hydrogen-bonded water lattice with entrapped guest molecules of gas. There are convincing arguments that vast amounts of methane gas hydrate are present in sediments under the world's oceans as well as in onshore sediments in the Arctic. This hydrate is possibly the largest carbon and methane pool on earth. As such, methane hydrate may be the principal factor in global climate balancing. One may also treat this methane pool as a potential energy source. These considerations ignite the scientific and business community's interest in quantifying the amount of methane hydrate in the subsurface....

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