Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 12, 3469–3488, 2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 3469–3488, 2015

Research article 05 Jun 2015

Research article | 05 Jun 2015

Observation-based modelling of permafrost carbon fluxes with accounting for deep carbon deposits and thermokarst activity

T. Schneider von Deimling et al.


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AR by Thomas Schneider von Deimling on behalf of the Authors (25 Apr 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 May 2015) by Akihiko Ito
AR by Thomas Schneider von Deimling on behalf of the Authors (26 May 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We have modelled the carbon release from thawing permafrost soils under various scenarios of future warming. Our results suggests that up to about 140Pg of carbon could be released under strong warming by end of the century. We have shown that abrupt thaw processes under thermokarst lakes can unlock large amounts of perennially frozen carbon stored in deep deposits (which extend many metres into the soil).
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