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21st-century modeled permafrost carbon emissions accelerated by abrupt thaw beneath lakes

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, August 2018
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Title
21st-century modeled permafrost carbon emissions accelerated by abrupt thaw beneath lakes
Published in
Nature Communications, August 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-05738-9
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Katey Walter Anthony, Thomas Schneider von Deimling, Ingmar Nitze, Steve Frolking, Abraham Emond, Ronald Daanen, Peter Anthony, Prajna Lindgren, Benjamin Jones, Guido Grosse

Abstract

Permafrost carbon feedback (PCF) modeling has focused on gradual thaw of near-surface permafrost leading to enhanced carbon dioxide and methane emissions that accelerate global climate warming. These state-of-the-art land models have yet to incorporate deeper, abrupt thaw in the PCF. Here we use model data, supported by field observations, radiocarbon dating, and remote sensing, to show that methane and carbon dioxide emissions from abrupt thaw beneath thermokarst lakes will more than double radiative forcing from circumpolar permafrost-soil carbon fluxes this century. Abrupt thaw lake emissions are similar under moderate and high representative concentration pathways (RCP4.5 and RCP8.5), but their relative contribution to the PCF is much larger under the moderate warming scenario. Abrupt thaw accelerates mobilization of deeply frozen, ancient carbon, increasing 14C-depleted permafrost soil carbon emissions by ~125-190% compared to gradual thaw alone. These findings demonstrate the need to incorporate abrupt thaw processes in earth system models for more comprehensive projection of the PCF this century.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 131 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 31%
Researcher 19 15%
Student > Master 13 10%
Other 10 8%
Student > Bachelor 10 8%
Other 22 17%
Unknown 17 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 28 21%
Environmental Science 22 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 11%
Chemistry 7 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Other 24 18%
Unknown 31 24%

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