Cooper, M.A. et al

Methane fluxes from peatland plateaus and thawing peatland plateaus and from burnt and unburnt forests from permafrost in subarctic Canada

This dataset contains methane fluxes from peatland plateaus and thawing peatland plateaus and from burnt and unburnt forests from permafrost in subarctic Canada. Methane fluxes were monitored during summer in 2013 and 2014 in Yukon and Northwest Territories. Monitored sites included peatland plateaus and thawing features of peatland plateaus.

Publication date: 2016-02-05

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Cooper, M.A.; Estop-Aragones, C.; Fisher, J.P.; Thierry, A.; Treharne, R.; Murton, J.B.; Phoenix, G.K.; Charman, D.J.; Williams, M.; Hartley, I.P. (2016). Methane fluxes from peatland plateaus and thawing peatland plateaus and from burnt and unburnt forests from permafrost in subarctic Canada. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/1d4d70ad-dc38-4e5f-bc39-066babca2fb2

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-06-15    to    2014-09-15

Provenance & quality

Methane flux measurements were performed by placing on the ground PVC-made collars and chambers and monitoring headspace concentrations over time. A portable methane gas analyser Detecto Pak-Infrared (DP-IR, Heath Consultants) was used to monitor methane concentrations. A certified gas standard was used to check the performance of the analyser. The slopes of the linear regression of methane concentrations and time were used to calculate the flux rates.

Correspondence/contact details

Professor Mathew Williams
The University of Edinburgh
Crew Building, Kings Buildings
Edinburgh
EH9 3JN
UK
mat.williams@ed.ac.uk

Authors

Cooper, M.A.
Exeter University
Estop-Aragones, C.
Exeter University
Fisher, J.P.
University of Sheffield
Thierry, A.
University of Edinburgh
Treharne, R.
University of Sheffield
Murton, J.B.
University of Sussex
Phoenix, G.K.
University of Sheffield
Charman, D.J.
Exeter University
Williams, M.
University of Edinburgh
Hartley, I.P.
Exeter University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Canada CH4,  Methane,  Permafrost,  Thawing peatland,  Wetlands