euro1   71

New PAGE21 related publication on Nature Geoscience on "Net regional methane sink in High Arctic soils of northeast Greenland"

Christian4 resizedPhoto by Christian Juncher JörgensenNature Geoscience just newly published a PAGE21 related paper called "Net regional methane sink in High Arctic soils of northeast Greenland" authored by Christian Juncher Jørgensen, Katrine Maria Lund Johansen, Andreas Westergaard-Nielsen and Bo Elberling from the University of Copenhagen.
 
This paper presents measurements of rates of methane consumption in different vegetation types within the Zackenberg Valley in northeast Greenland over a full growing season.
 
Based on these measurementthe authors conclude that the ice-free area of northeast Greenland acts as a net sink of atmospheric methane, and suggest that this sink will probably be enhanced under future warmer climatic conditions.
 
Jørgensen, C.J., Johansen K.M.L., Westergaard-Nielsen, A. & Elberling, B. (2014) High Arctic CH4 sink reverses the CH4 budget of Northeast Greenland. Nature Geoscience, (Published online 8 Dec 2014), doi: 10.1038/ngeo2305

Full article can be accessed HERE.
 
 
 
 
Share