Overall theme: Mechanisms and greenhouse gas emissions

Mechanisms and GHG emissions (objective 1-2-3): unravelling, understanding and quantifying the interacting subsidence processes such as peat oxidation with associated GHG-emissions, compaction, shrinkage, creep, and examining the environmental impact of subsidence mitigation measures. It includes parameterization and calibration of process models used to analyze and forecast subsidence.

This WP will obtain mechanistic understanding of interacting physical, mechanical, hydro-/geo- chemical and biological processes driving subsidence and GHG emission in the full range of soft soils.