Methane gas concentration in soils and ground water, Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah 1995-2003

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Title Methane gas concentration in soils and ground water, Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah 1995-2003
Subject Methane; Soils; Groundwater
Description The release of methane gas from coal beds creates the potential for it to move into near-surface environments through natural and human-made pathways. To help ensure the safety of communities and determine the potential effects of development of coal-bed resources, methane gas concentrations in soils and ground water in Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah, were monitored from 1995 to 2003. A total of 420 samples were collected, which contained an average methane concentration of 2,740 parts per million by volume (ppmv) and a median concentration of less than 10 ppmv. On the basis of spatial and temporal methane concentration data collected during the monitoring period, there does not appear to be an obvious, widespread, or consistent migration of methane gas to the near-surface environment.
Creator Stolp, B. J.; Burr, A. L.; Johnson, K. K.
Publisher United States Geological Survey
Date 2006
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6k93950
Setname uu_wwu
Date Created 2008-10-20
Date Modified 2008-10-20
ID 1158993
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k93950
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