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Freshwater Methane Emissions Offset the Continental Carbon Sink

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2011
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Title
Freshwater Methane Emissions Offset the Continental Carbon Sink
Published in
Science, January 2011
DOI 10.1126/science.1196808
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Authors

D. Bastviken, L. J. Tranvik, J. A. Downing, P. M. Crill, A. Enrich-Prast

Abstract

Inland waters (lakes, reservoirs, streams, and rivers) are often substantial methane (CH(4)) sources in the terrestrial landscape. They are, however, not yet well integrated in global greenhouse gas (GHG) budgets. Data from 474 freshwater ecosystems and the most recent global water area estimates indicate that freshwaters emit at least 103 teragrams of CH(4) year(-1), corresponding to 0.65 petagrams of C as carbon dioxide (CO(2)) equivalents year(-1), offsetting 25% of the estimated land carbon sink. Thus, the continental GHG sink may be considerably overestimated, and freshwaters need to be recognized as important in the global carbon cycle.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 3%
United Kingdom 8 1%
Germany 4 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Other 7 1%
Unknown 526 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 164 29%
Researcher 115 20%
Student > Master 97 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 44 8%
Student > Bachelor 41 7%
Other 114 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 246 43%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 111 19%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 108 19%
Unspecified 59 10%
Engineering 18 3%
Other 33 6%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 March 2017.
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#945,375
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Outputs from Science
#17,809
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#15,433
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Outputs of similar age from Science
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of 918 outputs
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