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Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in the Great Plains region of the United States

Professional Paper 1787

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Zhiliang Zhu

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Abstract

This assessment was conducted to fulfill the requirements of section 712 of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 and to improve understanding of carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in the Great Plains region in the central part of the United States. The assessment examined carbon storage, carbon fluxes, and other GHG fluxes (methane and nitrous oxide) in all major terrestrial ecosystems (forests, grasslands/shrublands, agricultural lands, and wetlands) and freshwater aquatic systems (rivers, streams, lakes, and impoundments) in two time periods: baseline (generally in the first half of the 2010s) and future (projections from baseline to 2050). The assessment was based on measured and observed data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and many other agencies and organizations and used remote sensing, statistical methods, and simulation models.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in the Great Plains region of the United States
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1787
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program
Description:
vii, 28 p.
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Great Plains