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Main Title Interaction of Climate and Land Use in Future Terrestrial Carbon Storage and Release.
Author Solomon, A. M. ; Prentice, I. C. ; Leemans, R. ; Cramer., W. P. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Lund Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Plant Ecology. ;Rijksinstituut voor de Volksgezondheid en Milieuhygiene, Bilthoven (Netherlands). ;Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam (Germany).
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/165;
Stock Number PB94-160512
Additional Subjects Carbon cycle ; Climatic change ; Land use ; Air-biosphere interactions ; Climate ; Carbon sinks ; Carbon dioxide ; Uptake ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; Carbon sources ; Biomass ; Forests ; Fossil fuels ; Soils ; Environmental impacts ; Man-environment interactions ; Reprint ;
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NTIS  PB94-160512 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20p
The processes controlling total carbon (C) storage and release from the terrestrial biosphere are still poorly quantified. We conclude from analysis of paleodata and climatebiome model output that terrestrial C exchanges since the last glacial maximum (LGM) were dominated by slow processes of C sequestration in soils, possibly modified by C starvation and reduced water use efficiency of trees during the LGM. In contrast, future C cycling will be dominated by human activities, not only from increasing C release with burning of fossil fuels, and but also from indirect effects which increase C storage in the terrestrial biosphere and decrease C storage in the biosphere. Comparison of the positive and negative C flux processes involved suggests that if the C sequestration processes are important, they likely will be so during the next few decades, gradually being counteracted by the C release processes. (Copyright (c) l993 Kluwer Academic Publishers.)