Estuaries

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 143–145 | Cite as

Methane release from a brackish intertidal salt-marsh embayment of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

  • Fredric Lipschultz
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Abstract

Gaseous methane loss from a brackish, intertidal salt marsh sediment was measured in April, June, August, and October 1977. Twenty-four sediment cores were taken on each date. Annual loss of methane carbon from the mud flats was 10.7 g CH4−C per m2 per year, a value closer to freshwater values than marine systems. Loss of methane fromSpartina peat was low.

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© Estuarine Research Federation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fredric Lipschultz
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  1. 1.Marine Biological LaboratoryThe Ecosystems CenterWoods Hole

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