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Modelling time-integrated fluxes of CO2 and CH4 in peatlands: a review

Baird, A.J.; Green, S.M.; Brown, E.; Dooling, G.P.. 2019 Modelling time-integrated fluxes of CO2 and CH4 in peatlands: a review. Mires and Peat, 24, 16. 15, pp. https://doi.org/10.19189/MaP.2019.DW.395

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Abstract/Summary

There is widespread interest in estimating annual carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) budgets for peatlands using data collected from flux chambers. Flux-chamber measurements are a snapshot of the conditions on a particular site and may not adequately represent fluxes between measurements. However, these measurements can be used in simple models to estimate time-integrated fluxes of CO2 and CH4. This paper reviews modelling approaches used for estimating such time-integrated fluxes and provides what we hope is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for new researchers, such as PhD students, considering using such models. The review is written for those with a non-mathematical background.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.19189/MaP.2019.DW.395
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Unaffiliated
ISSN: 1819-754X
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - full text available via Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: flux chambers, models, peatland-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchanges, time integration
NORA Subject Terms: Agriculture and Soil Science
Date made live: 13 Sep 2019 15:11 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/525103

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