Articles | Volume 16, issue 19
Research article
30 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 30 Sep 2019

Greenhouse gas and energy fluxes in a boreal peatland forest after clear-cutting

Mika Korkiakoski, Juha-Pekka Tuovinen, Timo Penttilä, Sakari Sarkkola, Paavo Ojanen, Kari Minkkinen, Juuso Rainne, Tuomas Laurila, and Annalea Lohila


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (25 Apr 2019) by Frank Hagedorn
AR by Mika Korkiakoski on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jun 2019) by Frank Hagedorn
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Aug 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (23 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Aug 2019) by Frank Hagedorn
AR by Mika Korkiakoski on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We measured greenhouse gas and energy fluxes for 2 years after clear-cutting in a peatland forest. We found high carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions. However, in the second year after clear-cutting, the carbon dioxide emissions had already decreased by 33 % from the first year. Also, clear-cutting turned the site from a methane sink into a methane source. We conclude that clear-cutting peatland forests exerts a strong climatic warming effect through accelerated emission of greenhouse gas.
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