Just published: Abrupt thaw beneath thermokarst lakes and its significance for greenhouse gas emmissions

A new paper published in Nature Communications discusses the increased mobilization of deeply frozen, ancient carbon caused by abrupt thaws beneath thermokarst lakes.This long-term study has been conducted by WERC researcher Katey Walter Anthony and her colleagues who studied hundreds of thermokarst lakes in Alaska and Siberia during a 12-year period.

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