Standard climate models may underestimate GHGs from permafrost melt by14%

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Standard climate models may be underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from thawing permafrost by missing one of the key pathways for carbon dioxide entering the atmosphere, according to new research published earlier this month in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Associated journal article: Bowen, et al (2020). “Arctic Amplification of Global Warming Strengthened by Sunlight Oxidation of Permafrost Carbon to CO2.” Geophysical Research Letters, online ahead of print.

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