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Arctic loses carbon as winters wane

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Nature Climate Change


Warming in the Arctic is causing soils to decompose more rapidly, even during winter. Now, estimates of winter carbon dioxide loss indicate that it can offset carbon gains during the growing season, meaning that the region is a source of carbon.


Campbell, John L. 2019. Arctic loses carbon as winters wane. Nature Climate Change. 9(11): 806-807.

Last updated on: October 31, 2019