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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5689-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5689-2015
Research article
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08 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 08 Oct 2015

Modeling micro-topographic controls on boreal peatland hydrology and methane fluxes

F. Cresto Aleina, B. R. K. Runkle, T. Kleinen, L. Kutzbach, J. Schneider, and V. Brovkin

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We developed a process-based model for peatland micro-topography and hydrology, the Hummock-Hollow (HH) model, which explicitly represents small-scale surface elevation changes. By coupling the HH model with a model for soil methane processes, we are able to model the effects of micro-topography on hydrology and methane emissions in a typical boreal peatland. We also identify potential biases that models without a micro-topographic representation can introduce in large-scale models.
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