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Main Title Pools and Fluxes of Biogenic Carbon in the Former Soviet Union.
Author Vinson, T. S. ; Kolchugina, T. P. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/096;
Stock Number PB94-146354
Additional Subjects Carbon ; Biochemical cycles ; USSR ; Russia ; Global ; Mitigation ; Climatic changes ; Forest land ; Deserts ; Peat ; Tundra ; Soils ; Vegetation ; Primary biological productivity ; Ecology ; Translations ; Foreign technology ; Carbon cycle
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NTIS  PB94-146354 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
The former Soviet Union (FSU) was the largest country in the world. It occupied one-sixth of the land surface of the Earth. An understanding of the pools and fluxes of biogenic carbon in the FSU is essential to the development of international strategies aimed at mitigation of the negative impacts of global climate change. The vegetation of the FSU includes the following principal types: forest, woodland, shrubland, grassland, tundra, desert, peatlands, and cultivated land. Arctic deserts and tundra formations are found in the northern part; deserts and semi-deserts are found in the southern part. The territory is represented by a variety of climate conditions. The major part of the FSU territory is in the temperate climatic zone which changes from arctic and subarctic in the North to subtropical and desert in the South. The carbon pools and fluxes for all the ecoregions were summed to arrive at an initial estimate of the pools and fluxes of biogenic carbon for 95% of the FSU. (Copyright (c) 1993 Kluwer Academic Publishers.)