The phenomenon of frozen bubbles that appear under water .. amazing but dangerous

2021-02-14 2021-02-14T10:35:45Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
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Weather Arabs - is the phenomenon of bubbles frozen (Frozen Bubbles) that appear under water in some lakes of stunning natural phenomena, but they may be dangerous, what are these bubbles? How do they form?

 

 

What are frozen bubbles? And why is it dangerous?

The frozen bubbles are freezing capsules of highly flammable methane gas, and methane bubbles in frozen lakes are an amazing natural phenomenon, but they can be dangerous if they are burst, as methane can cause an explosion if exposed to a combustion spark, and methane bubbles are also dangerous On the climate and the environment, considering that methane is a greenhouse gas, and it is more dangerous than carbon dioxide, but where does methane come from?

 

 

How do frozen methane bubbles form?

Methane bubbles are produced in water bodies when the dead organic materials (plants and animals) fall into the water and sink to the bottom, and the bacteria that live there feed on them, and after they dissolve them out, methane gas comes out, which rises towards the surface in the form of bubbles, but it turns into white bubbles floating when It comes into contact with the frozen water and ice crystals.

 

Methane bubbles completely burst during the summer when they reach the surface, and methane is released into the atmosphere, but in winter, when the lake freezes, the ice traps the bubbles as they approach the surface .

 

 

Methane is produced in thousands of lakes across the Arctic, and as spectacular as the bubble scene may sound, it predicts future environmental problems, as as temperatures rise around the world, more permafrost is thawing, allowing frozen organic matter to thaw and save more. This increases the release of methane into the Earth's atmosphere, which is a worrying shift for climate scientists, given that methane increases heat warming more than carbon dioxide .

 

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and it is about 25 times more effective in trapping heat than carbon dioxide in trapping heat from carbon dioxide, and this increase in it leads to higher levels of global warming.

 

Where can you find frozen bubbles in the world?

Frozen methane bubbles can be seen in many lakes around the world, and here are some of these tourist destinations:

 

Frozen bubbles in Abraham Lake - Canada

Lake Abraham (see map) is located in Alberta - Canada, 90 km southwest of Rocky Mountain House, and Abraham Lake is one of the most popular sites for tourists to see frozen methane bubbles. The frozen waters of Abraham Lake in winter are transparent, which gives Visitors and tourists are wonderful scenes of the frozen bubbles at the bottom of the lake, as the low temperatures in Abraham Lake and the winds that can reach about 48 km / hour, cause a surface of transparent ice to develop on the surface of the lake.

 

 

Bubbles frozen in the Lake Barrière (Barrier Lake) - Canada

Lake Barriere is located in the west of Calgary Chananzquez (Calgary) , a man - made lake, and can take pictures of the wonderful scenes of bubbles frozen methane from there.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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