Accession Number : AD0744974

Title :   Marsh Gas in Northern Delaware and Its Effects on Stability of the Marsh Surface.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK COLL OF MARINE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Swain,Frederick M.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Gas samples have been collected from freshwater and saltwater marshes and upland soils at 13 localities in northern Delaware, and two localities in Minnesota. The gases in the Delaware marshes consisted primarily of methane, but carbon dioxide, ethane and small amounts of other gases were also present. The observed flux of methane from marsh surfaces range from 0.13 to 4.45 microliters/sq cm day. Preliminary data was obtained showing the effect of rainfall on the evolution of gas in marshes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SWAMPS, *GASES), (*DELAWARE, SWAMPS), METHANE, CARBON DIOXIDE, SURFACES, RAINFALL, SALTS, STORMS, PLANTS(BOTANY), SAMPLING, DECOMPOSITION, GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, BACTERIA, MINNESOTA, SOILS, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE