Strong atmospheric chemistry feedback to climate warming from Arctic methane emissions

  title={Strong atmospheric chemistry feedback to climate warming from Arctic methane emissions},
  author={Ivar S. A. Isaksen and Michael Gau{\ss} and Gunnar Myhre and Katey Walter Anthony and Carolyn D. Ruppel},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
The magnitude and feedbacks of future methane release from the Arctic region are unknown. Despite limited documentation of potential future releases associated with thawing permafrost and degassing methane hydrates, the large potential for future methane releases calls for improved understanding of the interaction of a changing climate with processes in the Arctic and chemical feedbacks in the atmosphere. Here we apply a “state of the art” atmospheric chemistry transport model to show that… 
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