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Open-File Report 96-272, Offshore Gas Hydrate Sample Database with an Overview and Preliminary Analysis
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Figure 8. Relationship of estimated in-situ temperatures and pressures of methane hydrate samples to phase boundary. Ranges represent the temperatures and pressures from the uppermost and lowermost hydrate found on a specific site or, in the case of grouped surface samples (Eel River, Nigeria, Gulf of Mexico slope), the estimated variation in T and P over the area of sample recovery. Labels refer to sites listed in database (Appendix); MAT designation refers to Middle America Trench. Construction assumes that sediments are normally consolidated (no excess + pore pressures) and thus reflects hydrostatic pressures only.