Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-333-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-333-2017
Model description paper
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24 Jan 2017
Model description paper |  | 24 Jan 2017

Process-based modelling of the methane balance in periglacial landscapes (JSBACH-methane)

Sonja Kaiser, Mathias Göckede, Karel Castro-Morales, Christian Knoblauch, Altug Ekici, Thomas Kleinen, Sebastian Zubrzycki, Torsten Sachs, Christian Wille, and Christian Beer

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A new consistent, process-based methane module that is integrated with permafrost processes is presented. It was developed within a global land surface scheme and evaluated at a polygonal tundra site in Samoylov, Russia. The calculated methane emissions show fair agreement with field data and capture detailed differences between the explicitly modelled gas transport processes and in the gas dynamics under varying soil water and temperature conditions during seasons and on different microsites.