Morphology of Gas Bubbles in Mud: A Microcomputed Tomographic ...

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Jul 1, 2005 - tomography (XMCT) was used to evaluate gas bubbles in mud, reconstituted ... In the reconstituted mud (mixture of kaolinite clay, bay mud, and.

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Proceedings of the International Conference "Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies & Results" Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 28th June - 1st July 2005. 14. ABSTRACT Abstract: Free gas in surficial sediments commonly forms gas bubbles that attenuate and dampen acoustic waves, influence slope stability, and contribute to greenhouse gas concentrations. Therefore, determining the mechanisms that control bubble shape, size, growth, and migration is important to acoustic sediment characterization and other disciplines. Previously, as one component of a sediment acoustic experiment, gas bubble shape, size, and distribution was quantified using "low-resolution" (-500 /an) medical cofnputed tomography (CT). Recently, "high-resolution" (to

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