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Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of the Western United States

Professional Paper 1797

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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 ecosystems of the Western 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 aquatic ecosystems (rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and coastal waters) 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 ecosystems of the Western United States
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1797
ISBN:
978-1-4113-3519-6
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program
Description:
x, 192 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona;California;Colorado;Idaho;Montana;Nevada;New Mexico;Oregon;South Dakota;Texas;Utah;Wyoming
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