Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 15, 5423–5436, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5423-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 5423–5436, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5423-2018

Research article 13 Sep 2018

Research article | 13 Sep 2018

Greenhouse gas production in degrading ice-rich permafrost deposits in northeastern Siberia

Josefine Walz et al.

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Incubation results from ice-rich permafrost deposits in Northeast Siberia J. Walz, C. Knoblauch, R. Tigges, T. Opel, L. Schirrmeister, and E.-M. Pfeiffer https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.892950

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We investigate potential CO2 and CH4 production in degrading ice-rich permafrost in northeastern Siberia, deposited under different climatic conditions. With laboratory incubations, it could be shown that Late Pleistocene yedoma deposits generally produced more CO2 than Holocene deposits. Thus, OM decomposability needs to be interpreted against the paleoenvironmental background. However, OM decomposability cannot be generalized solely based on the stratigraphic position.
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