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Can the global carbon budget be balanced?

Fact Sheet 137-97

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Abstract

The Mississippi Basin Carbon Project of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is an effort to examine interactions between the global carbon cycle and human-induced changes to the land surface, such as farming and urbanization. Investigations in the Mississippi River basin will provide the data needed for calculating the global significance of land-use changes on land-based carbon cycling. These data are essential for predicting and mitigating the effects of global environmental change.

The Mississippi Basin Carbon Project is focused on the third largest river system in the world. The Mississippi River and its tributaries drain more than 40% of the conterminous United States. The basin includes areas that typify vast regions of the Earth's surface that have undergone human development.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Can the global carbon budget be balanced?
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
137-97
Edition:
Online version 1.0
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
2 p.