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marsh gas

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  1. marsh gasnoun

    methane gas produced when vegetation decomposes in water


  1. marsh gasnoun



  1. marsh gas

    Methane (US: MEH-thayn, UK: MEE-thayn) is a chemical compound with the chemical formula CH4 (one carbon atom bonded to four hydrogen atoms). It is a group-14 hydride, the simplest alkane, and the main constituent of natural gas. The relative abundance of methane on Earth makes it an economically attractive fuel, although capturing and storing it poses technical challenges due to its gaseous state under normal conditions for temperature and pressure. Naturally occurring methane is found both below ground and under the seafloor and is formed by both geological and biological processes. The largest reservoir of methane is under the seafloor in the form of methane clathrates. When methane reaches the surface and the atmosphere, it is known as atmospheric methane. The Earth's atmospheric methane concentration has increased by about 150% since 1750, and it accounts for 20% of the total radiative forcing from all of the long-lived and globally mixed greenhouse gases. It has also been detected on other planets, including Mars, which has implications for astrobiology research.


  1. marsh gas

    Marsh gas, also known as methane, is a naturally occurring gas that is produced by the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter in marshes, swamps, and other wetland environments. It is a colorless, odorless, and highly flammable substance that is considered a major component of natural gas.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marsh gas in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marsh gas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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