North Siberian lakes: A methane source fueled by pleistocene carbon

S. A. Zimov, Y. V. Voropaev, I. P. Semiletov, S. P. Davidov, S. F. Prosiannikov, F. S. Chapin, M. C. Chapin, S. Trumbore, S. Tyler

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The sizes of major sources and sinks of atmospheric methane (CH4), an important greenhouse gas, are poorly known. CH4 from north Siberian lakes contributes ~1.5 teragrams CH4 year+1 to observed winter increases in atmospheric CH4 concentration at high northern latitudes. CH4 emitted from these lakes in winter had a radiocarbon age of 27,200 years and was derived largely from Pleistocene-aged carbon.

Язык оригиналаАнглийский
Страницы (с-по)800-802
Число страниц3
Номер выпуска5327
СостояниеОпубликовано - 8 авг 1997
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • General


Zimov, S. A., Voropaev, Y. V., Semiletov, I. P., Davidov, S. P., Prosiannikov, S. F., Chapin, F. S., Chapin, M. C., Trumbore, S., & Tyler, S. (1997). North Siberian lakes: A methane source fueled by pleistocene carbon. Science, 277(5327), 800-802.