Methane distribution in Holocene marine sediments in the Bornholm Basin, southern Scandinavia

Authors

  • Jørn Bo Jensen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Rudolf Endler The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Seestrasse 15, Warnemünde, D-18119 Rostock, Germany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v26.4742

Abstract

The Baltic Sea is an ideal natural laboratory to study the methane cycle in the framework of diagenetic processes. In this paper we present preliminary geological mapping results from project Baltic Gas, a research project with the overall aim to contribute to the development of a scientific basis for long term sustainable use and protection of the Baltic Sea ecosystem. The Baltic Sea is a marginal sea with a strong permanent haline stratification, which leads to oxygen-poor bottom waters, and which is sometimes interrupted by oxygen-rich saltwater flowing in from the North Sea. The history of the Baltic Sea has resulted in deposition of organic-rich Holocene marine sediments that overlie glacial, late-glacial and early Holocene organic-poor sediments.

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Published

2012-07-10

How to Cite

Jensen, J. B., & Endler, R. (2012). Methane distribution in Holocene marine sediments in the Bornholm Basin, southern Scandinavia. GEUS Bulletin, 26, 21–24. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v26.4742

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