Dissolved Gas

Both abiotic and biologically facilitated reactions of contaminants with components of groundwater often produce species that exist in groundwater as dissolved gases. These gases are released into the air when the groundwater depressurizes under surface conditions. Examples: radon, carbon dioxide, methane, ethene, ethane, hydrogen, and acetylene.

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C 1086 Report
Kvenvolden, K.A., and Collett, T.S., 1993, Permafrost and gas hydrates as possible sources of atmospheric methane at high latitudes, in Kelmelis, J.A., and Snow, K.M., ed., Proceedings of the U.S. Geological Survey global change research forum, Herndon, Virginia, March 18-20, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1086, p. 92-93.
OF 88-1 Report
Cunningham, K.I., and Roberts, A.A., 1988, Helium and C1-C3 hydrocarbon concentrations in permafrost ice, Marsh Creek area, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-1, 19 p.