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Views from the bog-o-sphereMethane and Mosquitoes – Blogging Bogs

By Michelle Cain Scientific American Blog August 14, 2013
While most of the MAMM team toil in the heavens above, fighting wayward coffee mugs as the pilots roll and pitch, some of us are down below in the murk, feeding poor undernourished boreal mosquitoes and moose flies.

What we are trying to do is discover the carbon signature of the wetlands. Northern wetlands make a great deal of methane, but so do other northern sources like gas leaks (some of the world’s biggest gasfields are north of the Arctic circle) and also the methane hydrates that have recently been in the news. For full blog post, click here.

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