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RECORD NUMBER: 158 OF 1200
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Carbon Sequestration in Soils and Global Climatic Change.|
|Author||Johnson, M. G. ; Kern, J. S. ;|
|CORP Author||ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Soil sciences ; Carbon ; Climatic changes ; Air pollution ; Land pollution ; Carbon cycle ; Global warming ; Environmental transport ; Air-biosphere interactions ; Greenhouse effect ; Radiative heat transfer ;|
The storage of carbon in soils is a very complex phenomenon. Although it is not fully characterized or understood, steps can be taken to use soils as a reservoir of carbon. The role of soils in the carbon cycle must be more fully understood to develop strategies to mitigate increases in atmospheric biosphere. Likewise, the effects of specific management practices on soil carbon cycling and storage must be more fully understood. The gaps in our knowledge of soils and ecosystems, and their response to climatic change, necessitate additional research before quantifiable projections of the role of soils in global climatic change can be made.