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DANISH CANADIAN CLUB
MEET: 6.30 pm. PRESENTATION
AT 7.00 PM
guests are welcome.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.
"Gas Hydrates and the
Influence of Climate Change"
"Dr. Jocelyn Grozic – Associate
Professor, University of Calgary"
“Dr. Jeffrey Priest – Canadian
Research Chair, Geomechanics of Gas Hydrates,
University of Calgary”
Dr Jocelyn Grozic is
Associate Professor at the University of Calgary who has been researching
geotechnical aspects of gas hydrates for almost 15 years. Her main
focus is on laboratory testing to determine the physical properties and
behavior of hydrate-bearing sediments and how these influence submarine
slope stability and gas extraction from hydrate accumulations.
Dr Jeffrey Priest is
Canadian research chair in geomechanics of gas
hydrates at the University of Calgary, having moved from the UK to take up
this position in 2013. He has extensive experience of laboratory testing of
hydrate-bearing sediments as well as being involved in 5 offshore cruises
conducting research into natural gas hydrates
The Arctic is experiencing
dramatic rises in temperature that are likely to accelerate over the next
few decades. This may lead to melting of the ice-like methane hydrate
locked with the pore space of sediments along the continental margin in the
Arctic. Release of methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas, from hydrates may
exacerbate Arctic warming. In addition, melting hydrate may significantly
reduce the strength of the host sediment leading to slope instability. Dr
Grozic and Dr. Priest will introduce gas hydrate, the role of hydrate
morphology on observed behavior of gas hydrate-bearing sediments, and
explore what influence the change in climate of the Arctic may have on
hydrate stability and the implications for the future.