Episodic release of methane bubbles from peatland during spring thaw.

  title={Episodic release of methane bubbles from peatland during spring thaw.},
  author={Takeshi Tokida and Miwako Mizoguchi and Toru Miyazaki and Akira Kagemoto and Osamu Nagata and Ryusuke Hatano},
  volume={70 2},
Methane (CH(4)) flux into the atmosphere during spring thaw was investigated in a small ombrotrophic peatland (141 degrees 48'E, 43 degrees 19'N, Japan) using the conventional chamber method. More than 50 chamber deployments on top of the snow cover were carried out and continued for more than 165h until the surface snow and underlying ice cover on top of the peat layer had thawed completely. Methane emissions were almost absent in the presence of snow cover. At the very moment the surface ice… CONTINUE READING
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