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

Professional Paper 1804

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Edited by:
Zhiliang Zhu, Bradley C. Reed
DOI: 10.3133/pp1804

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Abstract

This assessment was conducted to fulfill the requirements of section 712 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and to conduct a comprehensive national assessment of storage and flux (flow) of carbon and the fluxes of other greenhouse gases in ecosystems of the Eastern United States. These carbon and greenhouse gas variables were examined for major terrestrial ecosystems (forests, grasslands/shrublands, agricultural lands, and wetlands) and aquatic ecosystems (rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters) in the Eastern United States in two time periods: baseline (from 2001 through 2005) and future (projections from the end of the baseline through 2050). The Great Lakes were not included in this assessment due to a lack of input data. The assessment was based on measured and observed data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey 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 eastern United States
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1804
ISBN:
978-1-4113-3794-7
DOI:
10.3133/pp1804
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Land Change Science Program
Description:
vi, 204 p.
Number of Pages:
214
Country:
United States
Online Only (Y/N):
N