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Title: Rising methane emissions from northern wetlands associated with sea ice decline: Higher CH 4 Emissions and Sea Ice Retreat
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Publication Date:
Journal Name:
Geophysical Research Letters
Page Range or eLocation-ID:
7214 to 7222
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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