Articles | Volume 13, issue 17
Research article
13 Sep 2016
Research article |  | 13 Sep 2016

A multi-scale comparison of modeled and observed seasonal methane emissions in northern wetlands

Xiyan Xu, William J. Riley, Charles D. Koven, Dave P. Billesbach, Rachel Y.-W. Chang, Róisín Commane, Eugénie S. Euskirchen, Sean Hartery, Yoshinobu Harazono, Hiroki Iwata, Kyle C. McDonald, Charles E. Miller, Walter C. Oechel, Benjamin Poulter, Naama Raz-Yaseef, Colm Sweeney, Margaret Torn, Steven C. Wofsy, Zhen Zhang, and Donatella Zona


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 Aug 2016) by Alexey V. Eliseev
AR by Xiyan Xu on behalf of the Authors (05 Aug 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Aug 2016) by Alexey V. Eliseev
ED: Publish as is (24 Aug 2016) by Alexey V. Eliseev
Short summary
Wetlands are the largest global natural methane source. Peat-rich bogs and fens lying between 50°N and 70°N contribute 10–30% to this source. The predictive capability of the seasonal methane cycle can directly affect the estimation of global methane budget. We present multiscale methane seasonal emission by observations and modeling and find that the uncertainties in predicting the seasonal methane emissions are from the wetland extent, cold-season CH4 production and CH4 transport processes.
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