Arctic and boreal carbon

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This chapter summarizes the current knowledge in high-latitude (mostly permafrost) carbon storage and dynamics. Arctic and boreal regions contain large carbon stock, especially in permafrost soils. The factors that control carbon storage have been changing rapidly over the last several decades. As a result, this large carbon pool is highly vulnerable for carbon loss in a future warming climate. There are major needs to reconcile model and observations in assessing permafrost carbon balance and in understanding the importance of abrupt thaw of permafrost.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Arctic and boreal carbon
Chapter 11
ISBN 978-0-309-47315-6
DOI 10.17226/25045
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher The National Academies Press
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Coop Res Unit Seattle
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Other Report
Larger Work Title Review of the draft second state of the carbon cycle report (SOCCR2)