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Main Title Elements of the U.S. Carbon Budget: Progress and Preliminary Results.
Author Gucinski, H. ; Peterson, C. ; Kern, J. ; Turner, D. ; Pross, D. ;
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Geography.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/222;
Stock Number PB91-240531
Additional Subjects Carbon cycle ; Air-biosphere interactions ; Carbon sources ; Environmental transport ; Atmospheric composition ; United States ; Study estimates ; Pollution sources ; Air pollution ; Natural emissions ; Flux density ; Forests ; Man-environment interactions ; Ecosystems ; Biomass ; Climatic changes ; Carbon sinks ;
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NTIS  PB91-240531 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/26/1991
Collation 20p
Abstract
The development of carbon budget for the US is important in terms of (1) comparing the relative magnitudes of biogenic and anthropogenic flux, (2) contributing to the construction of a global carbon budget, (3) evaluating possible carbon sequestration and conservation strategies, and (4) exploring the magnitude and direction of possible feedbacks to climate change mediated by the terrestrial biosphere. Efforts at classification of vegetation type and condition based on existing maps may have large errors. The study, with the use of statistically based inventories, suggests the importance of moving away from pre-existing maps to the creation of new data bases from ground inventories and remote sensing. Ultimately, advances in the areas of GIS, ecosystem modeling, and remote sensing will result in better maps and capabilities to extend country-wide estimates of carbon for the United States to countries or regions of more limited baseline data.