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Volume 14, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 14, 861–883, 2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 861–883, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 24 Feb 2017

Research article | 24 Feb 2017

Attaining whole-ecosystem warming using air and deep-soil heating methods with an elevated CO2 atmosphere

Paul J. Hanson et al.

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This paper describes operational methods to achieve whole-ecosystem warming (WEW) for tall-stature, high-carbon, boreal forest peatlands. The methods enable scientists to study immediate and longer-term (1 decade) responses of organisms (microbes to trees) and ecosystem functions (carbon, water and nutrient cycles). The WEW technology allows researchers to have a plausible glimpse of future environmental conditions for study that are not available in the current observational record.
This paper describes operational methods to achieve whole-ecosystem warming (WEW) for...