Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
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03 Apr 2019
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 03 Apr 2019

Permafrost nitrous oxide emissions observed on a landscape scale using the airborne eddy-covariance method

Jordan Wilkerson, Ronald Dobosy, David S. Sayres, Claire Healy, Edward Dumas, Bruce Baker, and James G. Anderson


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AR by Jordan Wilkerson on behalf of the Authors (29 Jan 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Feb 2019) by Eliza Harris
AR by Jordan Wilkerson on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Feb 2019) by Eliza Harris
Short summary
As frozen soil, called permafrost, increasingly thaws over the years, scientists have put much effort into understanding how this may increase carbon emissions, which would exacerbate climate change. Our work supports the emerging view that these efforts should also include nitrous oxide (N2O), a more potent greenhouse gas. Using a low-flying aircraft to study thousands of acres of Alaskan permafrost, we observed average N2O emissions higher than typically assumed for regions such as this.
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