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Volume 14, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 14, 799–815, 2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 799–815, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 23 Feb 2017

Research article | 23 Feb 2017

Growing season CH4 and N2O fluxes from a subarctic landscape in northern Finland; from chamber to landscape scale

Kerry J. Dinsmore et al.
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Release of greenhouse gases from northern soils contributes significantly to the global...