Arctic lakes are continuous methane sources
What is it about?
This work uses a 1-D process-based lake biogeochemical model with several geographic databases to estimate methane emission from arctic lakes. And driven by CMIP5 future scenarios, we also estimate that how this source will respond to global warming.
Why is it important?
It is the first time to estimate a possibly important methane source in the arctic with a process-based lake model. The work supports the claim that this source cannot be neglected in the methane inventory. It also shows that methane emissions from arctic lakes could increase to the two times large by the end of this century.
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