Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Development and technical paper
02 Mar 2016
Development and technical paper |  | 02 Mar 2016

Upscaling methane emission hotspots in boreal peatlands

Fabio Cresto Aleina, Benjamin R. K. Runkle, Tim Brücher, Thomas Kleinen, and Victor Brovkin


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AR by Fabio Cresto Aleina on behalf of the Authors (30 Dec 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jan 2016) by Tomomichi Kato
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Jan 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (27 Jan 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Feb 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Feb 2016) by Tomomichi Kato
Short summary
This study presents the hotspot parameterization, a novel approach to upscaling methane emissions in a boreal peatland from the micro-topographic scale to the landscape scale. We based this new parameterization on the analysis of water table patterns generated by the Hummock–Hollow (HH) model. We show how the hotspot parameterization successfully upscales the micro-topographic controls on methane emissions for both present-day conditions and for the next century under three different scenarios.