Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Research article
30 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 30 Mar 2016

Atmospheric constraints on the methane emissions from the East Siberian Shelf

Antoine Berchet, Philippe Bousquet, Isabelle Pison, Robin Locatelli, Frédéric Chevallier, Jean-Daniel Paris, Ed J. Dlugokencky, Tuomas Laurila, Juha Hatakka, Yrjo Viisanen, Doug E. J. Worthy, Euan Nisbet, Rebecca Fisher, James France, David Lowry, Viktor Ivakhov, and Ove Hermansen


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AR by Antoine Berchet on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Feb 2016) by Martin Heimann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Feb 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Mar 2016) by Martin Heimann
Short summary
We propose insights based on atmospheric observations around the Arctic circle to evaluate estimates of methane emissions to the atmosphere from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf. Based on a comprehensive statistical analysis of the observations and of high-resolution transport simulations, annual methane emissions from ESAS are estimated to range from 0.0 to 4.5 TgCH4 yr−1, with a maximum in summer and very low emissions in winter.
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