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Baseline and projected future carbon storage and carbon fluxes in ecosystems of Hawai‘i

Professional Paper 1834

Edited by:
Paul C. Selmants, Christian P. Giardina, James D. Jacobi, and Zhiliang Zhu
https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1834

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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 improve understanding of factors influencing carbon balance in ecosystems of Hawai‘i. Ecosystem carbon storage, carbon fluxes, and carbon balance were examined for major terrestrial ecosystems on the seven main Hawaiian islands in two time periods: baseline (from 2007 through 2012) and future (projections from 2012 through 2061). The assessment incorporated observed data, remote sensing, statistical methods, and simulation models. The national assessment has been completed for the conterminous United States, using methodology described in SIR 2010-5233, with results provided in three regional reports (PP 1804, PP 1797, and PP 1897), and for Alaska, with results provided in PP 1826.

Suggested Citation

Selmants, P.C., Giardina, C.P., Jacobi, J.D., and Zhu, Zhiliang, eds., 2017, Baseline and projected future carbon storage and carbon fluxes in ecosystems of Hawai‘i: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1834, 134 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/pp1834.

ISSN: 2330-7102 (online)

ISSN: 1044-9612 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1. Scope and Methodology
  • Chapter 2. Baseline Land Cover
  • Chapter 3. Projecting End-of-Century Shifts in the Spatial Pattern of Plant-Available Water Across Hawai‘i to Assess Implications to Vegetation Shifts
  • Chapter 4. Influence of Invasive Species on Carbon Storage in Hawai‘i’s Ecosystems
  • Chapter 5. Wildland Fires and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Hawai‘i
  • Chapter 6. Baseline Carbon Storage and Carbon Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems of Hawai‘i
  • Chapter 7. Baseline and Projected Future Aquatic Carbon Fluxes to Nearshore Waters in Hawai‘i
  • Chapter 8. Projected Future Carbon Storage and Carbon Fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems of Hawai‘i From Changes in Climate, Land Use, and Disturbance
  • Chapter 9. Hawai‘i Carbon Balance

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Baseline and projected future carbon storage and carbon fluxes in ecosystems of Hawai‘i
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1834
DOI:
10.3133/pp1834
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Western Geographic Science Center, Land Change Science Program
Description:
vii, 134 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N