Svetlana Serikova

New Publication in Nature Communications: High Greenhouse gas emissions from Western Siberian lakes

New Publication in Nature Communications: High Greenhouse gas emissions from Western Siberian lakes

Permafrost soils store large quantities of frozen carbon which are important for the global climate. As permafrost thaws these soils warm up and release previously frozen carbon, as well as at the same time form new lakes.

Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws

Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws

Permafrost soils store large quantities of frozen carbon and play an important role in regulating Earth’s climate. In a study published in Nature Geoscience, researchers from Umeå University, Sweden, in collaboration with an international team, now show that river greenhouse gas emissions rise high in areas where Siberian permafrost is actively thawing.