Wetlands: Methane Emission

Authored by: Anna Ekberg , Torben Røjle Christensen

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120042783

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Abstract

Methane is a radiatively active trace gas that plays an important role for atmospheric chemistry and the energy balance of the Earth. Because of the substantial contribution from natural wetlands, knowledge about the dynamics leading to methane formation and emission is of great importance to understand how these ecosystems interact with the climate and how they would respond to climate change.

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