« on: 19/05/2020 18:23:26 »
Who put the gas under the plastic?
Enthalpy. Methane is the product of exothermic reactions.
Most of the water is just a few degrees above freezing. It would probably only reach 20 C fairly deep in the spring.If all the water boils of "only deep in the spring" then it still all boils off.
At 0C the vapour pressure is still over a hundredweight to the square metre.
And if it has significant volatile organics in it, the pressure may be higher.
If you put on your scuba gear and dive down to where it is 20 C, you will be able to see that there is enough pressure to keep it from boiling. Be sure to take your wet suit. It's pretty cold at the top. Also take a radiation meter. You are not as radiation tolerant as Deinococcus Radiodurans. Since you are bored, take along Fantastic Voyage with Raquel Welch as entertainment. Fortunately the community of Halloysite nanotube creatures at the top has learned how to regulate the nuclear reactor so that it does not create a geyser. They add chloride as a neutron absorber when they detect radioiodine. This is why we need iodine for our thyroid hormones to regulate our growth.