Thawing sub‐arctic permafrost: Effects on vegetation and methane emissions

  title={Thawing sub‐arctic permafrost: Effects on vegetation and methane emissions},
  author={Torben R{\o}jle Christensen and Torbj{\"o}rn Johansson and H. Jonas {\AA}kerman and Mihail Mastepanov and Nils Malmer and Thomas Friborg and Patrick M. Crill and Bo H. Svensson},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Ecosystems along the 0°C mean annual isotherm are arguably among the most sensitive to changing climate and mires in these regions emit significant amounts of the important greenhouse gas methane (CH4) to the atmosphere. These CH4 emissions are intimately related to temperature and hydrology, and alterations in permafrost coverage, which affect both of those, could have dramatic impacts on the emissions. Using a variety of data and information sources from the same region in subarctic Sweden we… 

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