Our Methane Data Group has a specific plan to put together a synthesis data set and a big community paper led by Ariane Arias-Ortiz. They have decided to open participation outside of the working group. If you have chamber-based methane flux data from the contiguous U.S., disaggregated by sampling event, you have the opportunity to contribute at the level of the coauthor. Responsibilities over the next few months will include commenting on a list of potential meta-data and environmental covariates we will collect in addition to the fluxes, making an appointment to consult with our data team about your study, and filling out templates with your meta-data, flux data, and environmental covariates. As the dataset and a draft paper based on it comes together, ordinary coauthor responsibilities will apply, such as commenting on and approving drafts. The end goal is a transparent open-source, public dataset of coastal wetland methane fluxes that is well-documented and analysis-ready, as well as a paper with high-level analyses and statistics reported about the dataset.
If you are interested in participating please contact Ariane Arias-Ortiz [aariasortiz AT berkeley.edu] and Michael Lonneman [LonnemanM AT si.edu].