Researchers Find More Methane Above Siberia

FAIRBANKS- Researchers at UAF have discovered that Arctic waters, north of Siberia, are releasing more methane than previously estimated. Each year, about 1 million tons of methane is released from underwater permafrost in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf. The data means that the shallow coast off Siberia produces as much methane as arctic tundra, which is the major source of methane in the Northern Hemisphere. The team at UAF released the study and says these findings point to possibly large changes in the arctic climate.