I've heard that estuaries like Chesapeake Bay produce a lot of methane during anoxic conditions. Is there a chance of these estuaries emitting significant amounts of CH4 in the future (because of the growth of dead zones/less O2)? Can these emissions affect global climate?

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    $\begingroup$ Where did you hear about it? Could you tell in detail about the process of methane production? $\endgroup$
    – Padmanabha
    Oct 29, 2021 at 6:39
  • $\begingroup$ It's a old article from 2016, the authors say it's likely an overestimate but I still wonder how much these estuaries emit in the future. $\endgroup$
    – Victor1995
    Oct 29, 2021 at 18:42
  • $\begingroup$ forgot the article, here:aslopubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lno.10272 $\endgroup$
    – Victor1995
    Oct 29, 2021 at 18:43
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    $\begingroup$ Could you add the article to the question, please? $\endgroup$
    – arkaia
    Oct 29, 2021 at 20:44


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