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Trace gas fluxes from northern peatlands

Abstract

Peatlands cover large areas in northern environments: 1.1, 0.1 and 1.7 x 10{sup 4} km{sup 2} in Canada, Finland and the former Soviet Union, respectively. Interest has been generated into the role these extensive areas of peatlands play in controlling the chemistry of the atmosphere. In particular, it has become established that peatlands can be a source of methane (CH{sub 4}) and nitrous oxide (N{sub 2}O), and a sink of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), the latter through the rates of plant production exceeding the rate of decomposition of plant material and peat. In this presentation the recent advances in trace gas flux measurements in northern peatlands are presented. (16 refs.)
Authors:
Moore, T [1] 
  1. McGill Univ., Montreal (Canada). Geography Dept.
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
SA-PUB-1/96; CONF-9510430-
Reference Number:
SCA: 540220; 540120; PA: FI-97:003206; EDB-97:057323; SN: 97001761946
Resource Relation:
Conference: International workshop on northern peatlands in global climatic change, Hyytiaelae (Finland), 8-12 Oct 1995; Other Information: DN: SILMU Research Programme; PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Northern peatlands in global climatic change; Laiho, R.; Laine, J.; Vasander, H. [eds.] [Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Dept. of Forest Ecology]; PB: 302 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; WETLANDS; METHANE; NITROUS OXIDE; CARBON DIOXIDE; GREENHOUSE GASES; EMISSION; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; CARBON SINKS
OSTI ID:
458165
Research Organizations:
Academy of Finland, Helsinki (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97736336; ISBN 951-37-1865-4; TRN: FI9703206
Availability:
OSTI as DE97736336
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
pp. 115-121
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Moore, T. Trace gas fluxes from northern peatlands. Finland: N. p., 1996. Web.
Moore, T. Trace gas fluxes from northern peatlands. Finland.
Moore, T. 1996. "Trace gas fluxes from northern peatlands." Finland.
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title = {Trace gas fluxes from northern peatlands}
author = {Moore, T}
abstractNote = {Peatlands cover large areas in northern environments: 1.1, 0.1 and 1.7 x 10{sup 4} km{sup 2} in Canada, Finland and the former Soviet Union, respectively. Interest has been generated into the role these extensive areas of peatlands play in controlling the chemistry of the atmosphere. In particular, it has become established that peatlands can be a source of methane (CH{sub 4}) and nitrous oxide (N{sub 2}O), and a sink of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), the latter through the rates of plant production exceeding the rate of decomposition of plant material and peat. In this presentation the recent advances in trace gas flux measurements in northern peatlands are presented. (16 refs.)}
place = {Finland}
year = {1996}
month = {Dec}
}