Inland fresh waters play important roles in carbon cycling aand emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). Data are limited, however, and current estimates very uncertain. To develop better measurement techniques is crucial. This project engages researchers in Sweden, Finland, Russia and USA in order to better understand energy and GHG budgets in lake ecosystems at high-latitudes, which are potentially sensitive to on-going and future climate changes.
The GHG-LAKE joint research programme aims to increase mobility and exchange of researchers between Sweden, Finland, Russia and USA to obtain better understanding of energy and greenhouse gases (methane and carbon dioxide) budgets in lake ecosystems at high-latitude, which are potentially sensitive to on-going and future climate changes. Factors controlling the carbon cycles are investigated by means of existing and new field measurements and process based modelling.