Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 12, 2953–2974, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2953-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 2953–2974, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2953-2015

Research article 21 May 2015

Research article | 21 May 2015

A model of the methane cycle, permafrost, and hydrology of the Siberian continental margin

D. Archer

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AR by David Archer on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2015) by Laurent Bopp
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Mar 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (11 Mar 2015) by Laurent Bopp
AR by David Archer on behalf of the Authors (26 Mar 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Apr 2015) by Laurent Bopp
AR by David Archer on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Methane hydrate may be stable at the base of the permafrost zone in sediments of the Siberian continental margin, but the sediments' depth below the sea floor precludes a fast response time (order 1-10 years) that would be required for the released methane to have a significant impact on the near-term evolution of Earth's climate. However, the Arctic could amplify anthropogenic climate change by releasing carbon on timescales of centuries or millennia.
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