Articles | Volume 19, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 19, 3921–3934, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 3921–3934, 2022
Research article
30 Aug 2022
Research article | 30 Aug 2022

CO2 and CH4 exchanges between moist moss tundra and atmosphere on Kapp Linné, Svalbard

Anders Lindroth et al.

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Kapp Linne Lindroth A. Lindroth, N. Pirk, I. S. Jónsdóttir, C. Stiegler, L. Klemedtsson, and M. B. Nilsson

Short summary
We measured the fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane between a moist moss tundra and the atmosphere on Svalbard in order to better understand how such ecosystems are affecting the climate and vice versa. We found that the system was a small sink of carbon dioxide and a small source of methane. These fluxes are small in comparison with other tundra ecosystems in the high Arctic. Analysis of temperature sensitivity showed that respiration was more sensitive than photosynthesis above about 6 ℃.
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