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Dynamics of soil carbon during deglaciation of the laurentide ice sheet

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Abstract

Deglaciation of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in North America was accompanied by sequestration of organic carbon in newly exposed soils. The greatest rate of land exposure occurred around 12,000 to 8,000 years ago, and the greatest increase in the rate of carbon sequestration by soils occurred from 8,000 to 4,000 years ago. Sequestration of carbon in deglaciated peat lands continues today, and a steady state has not been reached. The natural rate of carbon sequestration in soils, however, is small relative to the rate of anthropogenic carbon dioxide production.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Dynamics of soil carbon during deglaciation of the laurentide ice sheet
Series title:
Science
Volume
258
Issue:
5090
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1921
Last page:
1924
Number of Pages:
4