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Permafrost

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Nature Geoscience volume 9, pages 647648 (2016) | Download Citation

Climate change is causing widespread permafrost thaw in the Arctic. Measurements at 33 Arctic lakes show that old carbon from thawing permafrost is being emitted as methane, though emission rates have not changed during the past 60 years.

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  1. Torben R. Christensen is Professor at the Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Lund University 22362, Sweden and at the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, 8000 Århus C Denmark

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