Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 15, 1749–1761, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 1749–1761, 2018

Research article 26 Mar 2018

Research article | 26 Mar 2018

Small spatial variability in methane emission measured from a wet patterned boreal bog

Aino Korrensalo et al.


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Short summary
We measured methane fluxes of a boreal bog from six different plant community types in 2012–2014. We found only little variation in methane fluxes among plant community types. Peat temperature as well as both leaf area of plant species with air channels and of all vegetation are important factors controlling the fluxes. We also detected negative net fluxes indicating methane consumption each year. Our results can be used to improve the models of peatland methane dynamics under climate change.
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