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Melting lakes in Siberia emit greenhouse gas

Methane from thawing permafrost could increase global warming.

Methane bubbles trapped in lake ice during the first few days of ice formation on a Siberian thermokarst lake in October 2003.


  1. WalterK. M., ZimovS. A., ChantonJ. P., VerbylaD. & ChapinF. S. Nature, 443. 71 - 75 (2006).

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Stafford, N. Melting lakes in Siberia emit greenhouse gas. Nature (2006).

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