Articles | Volume 17, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 17, 5809–5828, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5809-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 5809–5828, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5809-2020

Ideas and perspectives 26 Nov 2020

Ideas and perspectives | 26 Nov 2020

Ideas and perspectives: A strategic assessment of methane and nitrous oxide measurements in the marine environment

Samuel T. Wilson et al.

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The oceans are a net source of the major greenhouse gases; however there has been little coordination of oceanic methane and nitrous oxide measurements. The scientific community has recently embarked on a series of capacity-building exercises to improve the interoperability of dissolved methane and nitrous oxide measurements. This paper derives from a workshop which discussed the challenges and opportunities for oceanic methane and nitrous oxide research in the near future.
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