Definition: The dataset is a collection of landforms and phenomena in and on the seabed caused by natural gas in the seabed sediments. Shallow gas can originate from both sedimentary rocks and overlying sediments. Typical landforms are pockmarks and diapirs, but shallow gas are also displayed as strong reflectors (bright spots) or gas blanking on seismic profiles. Gas leakage from the seabed has great ecological significance for plant and animal life in the sea, e.g. it is typical with bacterial mats occur around such places. Gas and gas hydrates in the sub-seabed sediments also have an impact on seabed stability and climate change.
Owner: Geological Survey of Norway