Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 18, 2003–2025, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2003-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 2003–2025, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2003-2021

Research article 19 Mar 2021

Research article | 19 Mar 2021

Topography-based statistical modelling reveals high spatial variability and seasonal emission patches in forest floor methane flux

Elisa Vainio et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Nov 2020) by Martin De Kauwe
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Jan 2021) by Martin De Kauwe
AR by Elisa Vainio on behalf of the Authors (05 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2021) by Martin De Kauwe
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We studied forest floor methane exchange over an area of 10 ha in a boreal pine forest. The results demonstrate high spatial variability in soil moisture and consequently in the methane flux. We detected wet patches emitting high amounts of methane in the early summer; however, these patches turned to methane uptake in the autumn. We concluded that the small-scale spatial variability of the boreal forest methane flux highlights the importance of soil chamber placement in similar studies.
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