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Small lakes and temporary ponds release CO2 even when dry

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Phys.org

Publication Date
2018-02-15

Temporary lakes and ponds emit CO₂ even when they are dry, and dry areas emit a larger amount of carbon into the atmosphere. This phenomenon, described now for the first time, could have an impact on the global carbon cycle that controls Earth's climate, according to a study led by Biel Obrador from the University of Barcelona and Núria Catalán from the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA).

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https://phys.org/news/2018-02-small-lakes-temporary-ponds-co2.html