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Title: 4. Carbon Changes in U.S. Forests
Author: Birdsey, R.A.; Heath, L.S.;
Source: In: Joyce, L.A., ed. Productivity of America's Forests and Climate Change. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-271. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest Experiment Station: 56-70.
Publication Series: Other
Description: Global concern about increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), and the possible consequences of future climate changes, has generated interest in understanding and quantifying the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the global carbon cycle. Recent efforts to quantify the global carbon budget have revealed an unknown carbon sink of 2.0-3.4 billion metric tons/yr, of which some may be accounted for by changes in northern temperate forests (Tans et al. 1990).
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Birdsey, R.A.; Heath, L.S. 1995. 4. Carbon Changes in U.S. Forests. In: Joyce, L.A., ed. Productivity of America''s Forests and Climate Change. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-271. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest Experiment Station: 56-70.
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