Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 19, 559–583, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-559-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 559–583, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-559-2022

Research article 02 Feb 2022

Research article | 02 Feb 2022

Representativeness assessment of the pan-Arctic eddy covariance site network and optimized future enhancements

Martijn M. T. A. Pallandt et al.

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High latitude carbon flux sites Martijn M. T. A. Pallandt, Gerardo Celis, and Mathias Göckede https://cosima.nceas.ucsb.edu/carbon-flux-sites/

Short summary
Thawing of Arctic permafrost soils could trigger the release of vast amounts of carbon to the atmosphere, thus enhancing climate change. Our study investigated how well the current network of eddy covariance sites to monitor greenhouse gas exchange at local scales captures pan-Arctic flux patterns. We identified large coverage gaps, e.g., in Siberia, but also demonstrated that a targeted addition of relatively few sites can significantly improve network performance.
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