Three decades of global methane sources and sinks

  title={Three decades of global methane sources and sinks},
  author={S. Kirschke and P. Bousquet and P. Ciais and M. Saunois and J. Canadell and E. Dlugokencky and P. Bergamaschi and D. Bergmann and D. R. Blake and L. Bruhwiler and P. Cameron-smith and S. Castaldi and F. Chevallier and Liang Feng and A. Fraser and M. Heimann and E. Hodson and S. Houweling and B. Josse and P. J. Fraser and P. Krummel and Jean-François Lamarque and R. Langenfelds and C. L. Qu{\'e}r{\'e} and V. Naik and S. O'Doherty and P. Palmer and I. Pison and D. Plummer and B. Poulter and R. Prinn and M. Rigby and B. Ringeval and M. Santini and M. Schmidt and D. Shindell and I. Simpson and R. Spahni and L. P. Steele and S. Strode and K. Sudo and S. Szopa and G. R. Werf and A. Voulgarakis and M. V. Weele and R. Weiss and J. E. Williams and G. Zeng},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  • S. Kirschke, P. Bousquet, +45 authors G. Zeng
  • Published 2013
  • Geology
  • Nature Geoscience
  • Methane is an important greenhouse gas, responsible for about 20% of the warming induced by long-lived greenhouse gases since pre-industrial times. By reacting with hydroxyl radicals, methane reduces the oxidizing capacity of the atmosphere and generates ozone in the troposphere. Although most sources and sinks of methane have been identified, their relative contributions to atmospheric methane levels are highly uncertain. As such, the factors responsible for the observed stabilization of… CONTINUE READING

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