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Control of Tundra Methane Emission by Microbial Oxidation

  • S. C. Whalen
  • W. S. Reeburgh
  • C. E. Reimers
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 120)

Abstract

The recent global increase of 1% per year in the concentration of atmospheric methane (CH4) is well documented (Rasmussen and Khalil 1984; Steele et al. 1987; Blake and Rowland 1989). This increase causes concern because CH4 is an important trace gas in the earth’s atmosphere. Greenhouse warming from CH4 is 25% of CO2-induced warming, and together these gases account for 75% of the radiative trapping from atmospheric gases (Rodhe 1990).

Keywords

Water Table Depth Methane Flux Arctic Tundra Global Biogeochem Cycle Thaw Depth 
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  • S. C. Whalen
  • W. S. Reeburgh
  • C. E. Reimers

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