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Nocturnal escape route for marsh gas

A field study of methane emissions from wetlands reveals that more of the gas escapes through diffusive processes than was thought, mostly at night. Because methane is a greenhouse gas, the findings have implications for global warming.

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Figure 1: Methane-transport pathways from wetland soils.


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Anthony, K., MacIntyre, S. Nocturnal escape route for marsh gas. Nature 535, 363–365 (2016).

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