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During last decades, a special attention has been paid to methane emission from lakes [Bastviken et al., 2004; Wik et al., 2016 and etc.] as one of the significant sources of this important greenhouse gas to the atmosphere. However, attempts to simulate methane production and efflux at the air-water interface are scarce [Stepanenko et al., 2011; Tan et al., 2015a; Tan et al., 2015b] and models proposed so far need further validation using observation datasets. In this study, we use the 1D + numerical model LAKE [Stepanenko et al., 2011; Stepanenko et al., 2016]. The LAKE model was applied to a small subarctic lake in the Seida study site (Komi Republic, Russia) for identification of the key factors influencing the surface CH4flux and its concentration in the lake. We carried out a calibration of biogeochemical constants involving qualitative considerations of the character of biogeochemical and physical processes occurring in the lake and aiming at a satisfactory agreement with observations, performed by the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) [Lind et al., 2009; Marushchak et al., 2016]. Comparing our model calibration results to earlier studies suggest that the crucial parameter of the model – methane production rate constant (Pnew, 0) – has similar values for lakes of different types in high latitudes.

About the Authors

Sofya Guseva
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Faculty of Geography

Victor Stepanenko
Research Computing Center, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Faculty of Geography

Narasinha Shurpali
University of Eastern Finland
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Christina Biasi
University of Eastern Finland
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Maija E. Marushchak
University of Eastern Finland
Russian Federation
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Saara E. Lind
University of Eastern Finland
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences


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