Greenhouse gas emissions from diverse Arctic Alaskan lakes are dominated by young carbon

@article{Elder2018GreenhouseGE,
  title={Greenhouse gas emissions from diverse Arctic Alaskan lakes are dominated by young carbon},
  author={C. Elder and Xiaomei Xu and Jennifer C. Walker and J. Schnell and K. Hinkel and A. Townsend-Small and C. Arp and J. Pohlman and B. Gaglioti and C. Czimczik},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  year={2018},
  volume={8},
  pages={166-171}
}
Climate-sensitive Arctic lakes have been identified as conduits for ancient permafrost-carbon (C) emissions and as such accelerate warming. However, the environmental factors that control emission pathways and their sources are unclear; this complicates upscaling, forecasting and climate-impact-assessment efforts. Here we show that current whole-lake CH4 and CO2 emissions from widespread lakes in Arctic Alaska primarily originate from organic matter fixed within the past 3–4 millennia (modern… Expand

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