The value of Ephonon opt. The saturation velocity is only one-half of vemit, because the electron starts at zero velocity and accelerates up to vemit in each cycle.
Oil and methane "seep" out of those fissures, get diffused by sediment, and emerge over an area several hundred meters wide. The red dots are range-finding laser beams.
Biological research in cold seeps and hydrothermal vents has been mostly focused on the microbiology and the prominent macro-invertebrates thriving on chemosynthetic microorganisms.
SolemyidaeLucinidaeVesicomyidaeThyasiridae and Mytilidae. As the rate of gas seepage slowly decreases, the shorter-lived, methane-hungry mussels or more precisely, their methane-hungry bacterial symbionts start to die off.
In the sediments around the base are orange bacterial mats of the sulfide-oxidizing bacteria Beggiatoa spp. Eelpoutsa Galatheid crab and an alvinocarid shrimp feed on mussels damaged during a sampling exercise. Comparison with other communities[ edit ] Main articles: Compared to the more stable cold seeps, vents are characterized by locally high temperatures, strongly fluctuating temperatures, pH, sulfide and oxygen concentrations, often the absence of sediments, a relatively young age, and often unpredictable conditions, such as waxing and waning of vent fluids or volcanic eruptions.
Likely owing to the cooler temperatures and stability, many cold seep organisms are much longer-lived than those inhabiting hydrothermal vents.
End of cold seep community[ edit ] Main article: Most have been grouped into five biogeographic provinces: Some of these are located far inland in places formerly covered by prehistoric oceans. Discoveries[ edit ] The chemosynthetic communities of the Gulf of Mexico have been studied extensively since the s, and communities first discovered on the upper slope are likely the best understood seep communities in the world.
The history of the discovery of these remarkable animals has all occurred since the s. Bottom photography processed on board the vessel resulted in clear images of vesicomyid clam chemosynthetic communities coincidentally in the same manner as the first discovery by camera sled in the Pacific in The site was targeted by acoustic "wipeout" zones or lack of substrate structure caused by seeping hydrocarbons.
The site is characterized by dense tubeworm and mussel accumulations, as well as exposed carbonate outcrops with numerous gorgonian and Lophelia coral colonies. Bush Hill has become one of the most thoroughly studied chemosynthetic sites in the world.
While the hydrocarbon reservoirs are broad areas several kilometers beneath the Gulf, chemosynthetic communities occur in isolated areas with thin veneers of sediment only a few meters thick.
Mesozoic source rocks from Upper Jurassic to Upper Cretaceous generate oil in most of the Gulf slope fields Sassen et al.
The surface expressions of hydrocarbon migration are referred to as seeps. Geological evidence demonstrates that hydrocarbon and brine seepage persists in spatially discrete areas for thousands of years. Seepage from hydrocarbon sources through faults towards the surface tends to be diffused through the overlying sediment, carbonate outcroppings, and hydrate deposits so the corresponding hydrocarbon seep communities tend to be larger a few hundred meters wide than chemosynthetic communities found around the hydrothermal vents of the Eastern Pacific MacDonald, Roberts presented a spectrum of responses to be expected under a variety of flux rate conditions varying from very slow seepage to rapid venting.
At the rapid flux end of the spectrum fluidized sediment generally accompanies hydrocarbons and formation fluids arriving at the seafloor.
Mud volcanoes and mud flows result. Somewhere between these two end members exists the conditions that support densely populated and diverse communities of chemosynthetic organisms microbial mats, siboglinid tube worms, bathymodioline mussels, lucinid and vesycomyid clams, and associated organisms.
These areas are frequently associated with surface or near-surface gas hydrate deposits. They also have localized areas of lithified seafloor, generally authigenic carbonates but sometimes more exotic minerals such as barite are present.
Although not as destructive as the volcanism at vent sites of the mid-ocean ridgesthe dynamics of shallow hydrate formation and movement will clearly affect sessile animals that form part of the seepage barrier.
There is potential of a catastrophic event where an entire layer of shallow hydrate could break free of the bottom and considerably affect local communities of chemosynthetic fauna. The formation of more stable and probably deeper hydrates influences the flux of light hydrocarbon gases to the sediment surface, thus influencing the surface morphology and characteristics of chemosynthetic communities.
Within complex communities such as Bush Hill, petroleum seems less important than previously thought MacDonald, b. Some sites retained optimal habitat over geological time scales. Powell reported evidence of mussel and clam communities persisting in the same sites foryears.
Powell also found that both the composition of species and trophic tiering of hydrocarbon seep communities tend to be fairly constant across time, with temporal variations only in numerical abundance. He found few cases in which the community type changed from mussel to clam communities, for example or had disappeared completely.
Faunal succession was not observed. Surprisingly, when recovery occurred after a past destructive event, the same chemosynthetic species reoccupied a site. There was little evidence of catastrophic burial events, but two instances were found in mussel communities in Green Canyon Block The most notable observation reported by Powell was the uniqueness of each chemosynthetic community site.
A slightly longer period 19 years can be referenced in the case of Bush Hill, the first Central Gulf of Mexico community described in situ in Within a particular phase, how does the density depend on temperature? Remember that temperature is related to the average kinetic energy of the atoms or molecules within the substance.
We know that, for gases, the volume is directly proportional to temperature by the equation PV=nRT.
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