Very large fluxes of methane measured above Bolivian seasonal wetlands

Methane (CH4) mole fractions from the large semiseasonal Llanos de Moxos wetlands (∼70,000 km2) in northern Bolivia were measured by aircraft flights and ground sampling during early March 2019 (late wet season). Daily fluxes of CH4 determined from the measurements using box models and inverse modeling were between 168 (± 50) and 456 (± 145) mg CH4⋅m−2⋅d−1 for the areas overflown, very high compared with those of previous Amazon basin studies. If the seasonality of the CH4 emissions is comparable to other parts of the Amazon Basin, the region could contribute as much as 8% of annual Amazonian CH4 emissions.


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Authors: France, James L. ORCIDORCID record for James L. France, Lunt, Mark F., Andrade, Marcos, Moreno, Isabel, Ganesan, Anita L., Lachlan-Cope, Thomas ORCIDORCID record for Thomas Lachlan-Cope, Fisher, Rebecca E., Lowry, David, Parker, Robert J., Nisbet, Euan G., Jones, Anna E. ORCIDORCID record for Anna E. Jones

On this site: Anna Jones, James France, Thomas Lachlan-Cope
1 August, 2022
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences / 119
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