Measurements of methane emission from a temperate wetland by the eddy covariance method
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Department of Meteorology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Piątkowska 94, 60-649 Poznań, Poland
Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 48, Erik Palmenin aukio 1, 1D07a, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Int. Agrophys. 2013, 27(3): 283–290
Methane emission from a wetland was measured with the eddy covariance system. The location of the system allowed observation of methane efflux from areas that were covered by
different vegetation types. The data presented in this paper were collected in the period between the13th of June and the 31st of August 2012. During the warmest months of the summer, there was no strong correlation between methane emissions and either the water table depth or peat temperature. The presence of reed and cattail contributed to a pronounced diurnal pattern of the flux and lower methane emission, while areas covered by sedges emitted higher amounts more with no clear diurnal pattern.