Accession Number:

ADA334989

Title:

Oceanic Gas Hydrate: Guidance for Research and Programmatic Development at the Naval Research Laboratory

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CHEMISTRY DIV

Report Date:

1997-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The Naval Research Laboratory NRL is assembling an internal research thrust concerning the distribution, materials properties, chemistry, and influence on naval operations of methane hydrate. Methane hydrate is a naturally occurring crystalline assemblage of water and methane molecules. Water molecules form a rigid cage-like structure which traps methane in voids internal to the cage. This report documents output from a workshop covered at NRL to provide guidance on the structure and focus of the proposed research thrust.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE