SS6 - Greenhouse gas

Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of greenhouse gas fluxes in inland waters

Convenors: Pascal Bodmer1 , Katrin Attermeyer2
Affiliation: 1University of Koblenz-Landau, 2Uppsala University
Contact e-mail: bodmer@uni-landau.de; katrin.attermeyer@ebc.uu.se

Brief synopsis of the session:
Inland waters emit significant amounts of greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide or methane, to the atmosphere. A recent estimate suggests that up to 3 Pg carbon per year is emitted as CO2 from global inland waters, which is on a similar level as the global soil carbon sink. However, the magnitude and mechanisms of GHG fluxes are still not adequately quantified or understood, contributing to a high uncertainty in, e.g., upscaling approaches. Furthermore, high spatial and temporal variability of GHG fluxes are observed, increasing the before mentioned high upscaling uncertainties. Detailed knowledge about temporal and spatial extents of GHG fluxes is important for understanding, managing and predicting climate change. In this session, contributions are welcome which examine temporal and spatial heterogeneity of GHG fluxes and related biogeochemical processes in inland waters at local to regional scales.

List of potential contributors to the session:

  • Katrin Attermeyer and Pascal Bodmer, EuroRun presentation
  • Daniel von Schiller, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
  • Jeremy Wilkinson, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Florian Burgis, University Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • Annika Linkhorst, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Sonia Herrero Ortega, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany
  • Sabine Flury, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Daniel McGinnis, University of Geneva, Institute F.A. Forel, Genève, Switzerland