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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1995
BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES: METHANE
"Variations in Atmospheric Methane Concentration During the
Holocene Epoch," T. Blunier (Phys. Inst., Univ. Bern,
Sidlerstr. 5, CH-3012 Bern, Switz.), J. Chappellaz et al., Nature, 374(6517),
46-49, Mar. 2, 1995.
Presents a continuous, high-resolution record for 8,000 to
1,000 yr BP from a Greenland ice core. Unlike most climate
proxies from ice cores, methane concentrations show significant
variation during the Holocene. The observation that the lowest
methane concentrations occurred in the mid-Holocene, when many
tropical lakes dried up, supports the hydrological cycle at low
latitudes as the dominant control on past levels of atmospheric
"Methane in the Baltic and North Seas and a Reassessment of
the Marine Emissions of Methane," H.W. Bange (Biogeochem.
Dept., M. Planck Inst. Chem., POB 3060, D-6500 Mainz, Ger.), U.H.
Bartell et al., Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 8(4),
465-480, Dec. 1994.
Evaluates the time-dependent variation of oceanic flux to the
atmosphere using a simple, coupled, three-layer model. Results
indicate that, even with increasing tropospheric methane
concentration, the ocean will remain a source of atmospheric
methane. Although shelf areas and estuaries represent only a
small part of the world's ocean, they contribute about 75% to
global oceanic emissions.
"Methane Hydrate Stability in Seawater," G.R. Dickens
(Dept. Geol. Sci., Univ. Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109), M. S.
Quinby-Hunt, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21(19),
2115-2118, Sep. 15, 1994. Experimental data provide a minimum
constraint for depth ranges over which methane hydrate is stable
in the ocean environment.
"Nitrous Oxide and Methane Emissions from Aero
Engines," (see Global Climate Change Digest, p. 11,
"Northern Hemisphere Concentrations of Methane and Nitrous
Oxide Since 1800: Results from the Mt. Logan and 20D Ice
Cores," (see Global Climate Change Digest, July
from Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 9(1), Mar. 1995:
"Factors Controlling Atmospheric Methane Consumption by
Temperate Forest Soils," M.S. Castro (Ctr. Environ. &
Estaurine Stud., Univ. Maryland, Frostburg MD 21532), P.A.
Steudler et al., 1-10.
"Influence of Organic Matter Incorporation on the Methane
Emission from a Wetland Rice Field," H.A.C.D. van der Gon
(Dept. Soil Sci. & Geol., Agric. Univ. Wageningen, POB 37,
6700 AA Wageningen, Neth.), H.U. Neue, 11-22.
"Ground-Based Remote Sensing of Methane Height Profiles with
a Tunable Diode Laser Heterodyne Spectrometer," M. Koide
(Dept. Astrophys. & Geophys., Tohoku Univ., Sendai 980-77,
Japan), M. Taguchi et al., Geophys. Res. Lett., 22(4),
401-404, Feb. 15, 1995.
"Carbon Isotopic Analysis of Atmospheric Methane by
Isotope-Ratio-Monitoring Gas Chromatography-Mass
Spectrometry," D.A. Merritt (Biogeochem. Lab., Indiana
Univ., Bloomington IN 47405), J.M. Hayes, D.J. Des Marais, J.
Geophys. Res., 100(D1), 1317-1326, Jan. 20, 1995.
from Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 8(4), Dec. 1994:
"Climate Controls on Temporal Variability of Methane Flux
from a Poor Fen in Southeastern New Hampshire: Measurement and
Modeling," S. Frolking (Inst. Study Earth, Oceans &
Space, Univ. New Hampshire, Durham NH 03824), P. Crill, 385-397.
"Field and Laboratory Studies of Methane Oxidation in an
Anoxic Marine Sediment: Evidence for a Methanogen-Sulfate Reducer
Consortium," T.M. Hoehler (Curriculum Marine Sci., Univ. N.
Carolina, CB 3300, Chapel Hill NC 27599), M.J. Alperin et al.,
"Dissolved Methane Distributions, Sources and Sinks in the
Western Bransfield Strait, Antarctica," B.D. Tilbrook (Div.
Oceanog., Commonwealth Sci. & Indus. Res. Org., Hobart,
Tasmania 7001, Australia), D.M. Karl, J. Geophys. Res., 99(C8),
16,383-16,393, Aug. 15, 1994.
"Effects of Reductions in Stratospheric Ozone on
Tropospheric Chemistry Through Changes in Photolysis Rates,"
(see Global Climate Change Digest, Sep. 1994).
from Biogeochem., 27(1), 1994:
"Fluxes of Nitrous Oxide and Methane from
Nitrogen-Amended Soils in a Colorado Alpine Ecosystem," J.C.
Neff (Dept. Biol. Sci., Stanford Univ., Stanford CA 94305), W.D.
Bowman et al., 23-33.
"A Three-Year Study of Controls on Methane Emissions from
Two Michigan Peatlands," R.D. Shannon (Sch. Public &
Environ. Affairs, Indiana Univ., Bloomington IN 47405), J.R.
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