Constraints on the Late Holocene Anthropogenic Contribution to the Atmospheric Methane Budget

  title={Constraints on the Late Holocene Anthropogenic Contribution to the Atmospheric Methane Budget},
  author={L. Mitchell and Ed J. Brook and J. E. Lee and C. Buizert and T. Sowers},
  pages={964 - 966}
  • L. Mitchell, Ed J. Brook, +2 authors T. Sowers
  • Published 2013
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Bipolar Signature Atmospheric methane has increased approximately 2.5-fold since the start of the industrial revolution, a consequence of human activity. However, a smaller and more gradual rise began around 6000 years ago, near the time when human agriculture began to develop and expand. Mitchell et al. (p. 964) present two, high-resolution ice core methane records of the past 2500 years, one from each pole. Methane emissions were primarily from the tropics, with secondary contributions from… CONTINUE READING
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