Articles | Volume 14, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 14, 4023–4044, 2017

Special issue: Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in...

Biogeosciences, 14, 4023–4044, 2017

Research article 15 Sep 2017

Research article | 15 Sep 2017

Modelling past, present and future peatland carbon accumulation across the pan-Arctic region

Nitin Chaudhary et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (01 Jun 2017) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Nitin Chaudhary on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Jul 2017) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Nitin Chaudhary on behalf of the Authors (30 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We employed an individual- and patch-based dynamic global ecosystem model to quantify long-term C accumulation rates and to assess the effects of historical and projected climate change on peatland C balances across the pan-Arctic. We found that peatlands in Scandinavia, Europe, Russia and central and eastern Canada will become C sources, while Siberia, far eastern Russia, Alaska and western and northern Canada will increase their sink capacity by the end of the 21st century.
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