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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 11, 1333-1350, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1333-2017
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Research article
09 Jun 2017
Sonar gas flux estimation by bubble insonification: application to methane bubble flux from seep areas in the outer Laptev Sea
Ira Leifer et al.

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Vast Arctic methane deposits may alter global climate and require remote sensing (RS) to map. Sonar has great promise, but quantitative inversion based on theory is challenged by multiple bubble acoustical scattering in plumes. We demonstrate use of a real-world in situ bubble plume calibration using a bubble model to correct for differences in the calibration and seep plumes. Spatial seep sonar maps were then used to improve understanding of subsurface geologic controls.
Vast Arctic methane deposits may alter global climate and require remote sensing (RS) to map....
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