Arctic Winter Methane Emissions More Than Expected04.01.2016
04.01.2016 16:22 Age: 1 year
A new study finds that, contrary to previous assumptions, the Arctic tundra releases at least as much methane during its cold season as it does during summer
Click to enlarge. SDSU researchers Donatella Zona and Walter Oechel developed an on-demand heating system for atmospheric measuring towers, like this one in Atqasuk, Alaska. Courtesy: Salvatore Losacco and SDSU
by Michael Price, San Diego State University
fluxes. Experimental areas are located both in natural and in managed wetlands and cover a wide range of climatic regions, ecosystem types, and management practices. Based on direct observations we predict that sustained CH4
emissions in natural ecosystems are in the long term (i.e., several centuries) typically offset by CO242
San Diego State University news release here.