Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Solid Earth, 10, 79–94, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-79-2019
Solid Earth, 10, 79–94, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-79-2019

Research article 15 Jan 2019

Research article | 15 Jan 2019

Correlation between tectonic stress regimes and methane seepage on the western Svalbard margin

Andreia Plaza-Faverola and Marie Keiding

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AR by Andreia Plaza-Faverola on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Jul 2018) by Federico Rossetti
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Jul 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Jul 2018) by Federico Rossetti
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (14 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Aug 2018) by Federico Rossetti
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Aug 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (14 Sep 2018)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Sep 2018) by Federico Rossetti
AR by Andreia Plaza-Faverola on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Nov 2018) by Federico Rossetti
RR by Michael Riedel (10 Nov 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #5 (02 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (02 Dec 2018) by Federico Rossetti
AR by Andreia Plaza-Faverola on behalf of the Authors (07 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2018) by Federico Rossetti
ED: Publish as is (18 Dec 2018) by J. Huw Davies(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
Vast amounts of methane are released to the oceans at continental margins (seepage). The mechanisms controlling when and how much methane is released are not fully understood. In the Fram Strait seepage may be affected by complex tectonic processes. We modelled the stress generated on the sediments exclusively due to the opening of the mid-ocean ridges and found that changes in the stress field may be controlling when and where seepage occurs, which has implications for seepage reconstruction.