Methane Accumulation and Release from Deep Peat: Measurements, Conceptual Models, and Biogeochemical Significance

  1. Andrew J. Baird,
  2. Lisa R. Belyea,
  3. Xavier Comas,
  4. A.S. Reeve and
  5. Lee D. Slater
  1. Paul H. Glaser1 and
  2. Jeffrey P. Chanton2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2008GM000840

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands

How to Cite

Glaser, P. H. and Chanton, J. P. (2009) Methane Accumulation and Release from Deep Peat: Measurements, Conceptual Models, and Biogeochemical Significance, in Carbon Cycling in Northern Peatlands (eds A. J. Baird, L. R. Belyea, X. Comas, A.S. Reeve and L. D. Slater), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2008GM000840

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Oceanography, Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904498

Online ISBN: 9781118666661

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Keywords:

  • Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Peatlands—Environmental aspects—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Carbon sequestration—Northern Hemisphere;
  • Greenhouse gases—Northern Hemisphere

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Initial Models of Methane Production and Transport in Peatlands

  • Detection of Gas Bubbles in Peat

  • Models of Methane Production in Deep Peat

  • Models of Gas Transport, Storage, and Ebullition in Peatlands

  • Regional Comparisons

  • Role of Ebullition in the Global Methane Cycle