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  • Carbon sequestration
  • Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)

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  • 1630 Global Change: Impacts of global change

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GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES, VOL. 183, PP. 71-72, 2009

Section 2: Assessment of local and regional carbon sources and sinks

Anonymous


This section of the book discusses assessment of local and regional carbon sinks. The chapters of Section 1 discuss the increase in the global CO2 concentration, the aggregate sum of all local and regional carbon sources, whereas those of Section 2 focus mostly on sinks: The terrestrial sinks of soils, grasses, and forest can become sources of CO2 when those sinks die or burn (plants) or erode (soils). Likewise, as ocean temperatures increase, the solubility of CO2 in the seas decreases, reducing the capacity of that sink.
Additionally, although the terrestrial sequestration literature provides a wide range of new options, forest management and agricultural soils management—as Perry et al. and Mikhailova et al., respectively, discuss—can increase carbon storage capacity without a great deal of new research.

Citation: Anonymous (2009), Section 2: Assessment of local and regional carbon sources and sinks, in Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 183, edited by B. J. McPherson and E. T. Sundquist, pp. 71–72, AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/2009GM000909.

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