Project description: Methane loss from the Arctic: Towards an annual budget of CH4 emissions from tundra ecosystems across a latitudinal gradient – Zona, Oechel, Lipson
Significance of the proposed project
Permafrost soils contain a huge amount of C, about 30-50% of the global belowground organic carbon pool (Schuur et al., 2008; Kuhry et al., . . . → Read More: Methane loss from the Arctic: towards an annual budget of CH4 emissions from tundra ecosystems across a latitudinal gradient
GCRG was awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy for the proposal, “Seasonal and Inter-Annual Controls on CO2 Flux in Arctic Alaska” (PI: Walt Oechel). The grant will allow GCRG to operate eddy covariance flux towers at Barrow, Atqasuk and Ivotuk for the next 3 years.
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GCRG will work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Lab to measure the greenhouse gas effect on the Arctic. The research team will collect data that will provide unprecedented experimental insights into Arctic carbon cycling, especially the release of the important greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. The study . . . → Read More: GCRG Heads for the Skies with NASA-Funded Research