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Contribution of increasing CO2 and climate to carbon storage by ecosystems in the United States

Schimel, D; Mellilo, J; Tian, HQ; McGuire, AD; Kicklighter, D; Kittel, D; Rosenbloom, N; Running, S; Thornton, P and Ojima, D, et al. (2000) In Science 287(5460). p.2004-2006
Abstract
The effects of increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and climate on net carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems of the conterminous United States for the period 1895-1993 were modeled with new, detailed historical climate information. For the period 1980-1993, results from an ensemble of three models agree within 25%, simulating a land carbon sink from CO2 and climate effects of 0.08 gigaton of carbon per year. The best estimates of the total sink from inventory data are about three times larger, suggesting that processes such as regrowth on abandoned agricultural land or in forests harvested before 1980 have effects as large as or larger than the direct effects of CO2 and climate. The modeled sink varies by about 100% from year to year as a... (More)
The effects of increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and climate on net carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems of the conterminous United States for the period 1895-1993 were modeled with new, detailed historical climate information. For the period 1980-1993, results from an ensemble of three models agree within 25%, simulating a land carbon sink from CO2 and climate effects of 0.08 gigaton of carbon per year. The best estimates of the total sink from inventory data are about three times larger, suggesting that processes such as regrowth on abandoned agricultural land or in forests harvested before 1980 have effects as large as or larger than the direct effects of CO2 and climate. The modeled sink varies by about 100% from year to year as a result of climate variability. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The effects of increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and climate on net carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems of the conterminous United States for the period 1895-1993 were modeled with new, detailed historical climate information. For the period 1980-1993, results from an ensemble of three models agree within 25%, simulating a land carbon sink from CO2 and climate effects of 0.08 gigaton of carbon per year. The best estimates of the total sink from inventory data are about three times larger, suggesting that processes such as regrowth on abandoned agricultural land or in forests harvested before 1980 have effects as large as or larger than the direct effects of CO2 and climate. The modeled sink varies by about 100% from year to year as a result of climate variability.},
  author       = {Schimel, D and Mellilo, J and Tian, HQ and McGuire, AD and Kicklighter, D and Kittel, D and Rosenbloom, N and Running, S and Thornton, P and Ojima, D and Parton, W and Kelly, R and Sykes, Martin and Neilson, R and Rizzo, B},
  issn         = {1095-9203},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5460},
  pages        = {2004--2006},
  publisher    = {The American Association for the Advancement of Science},
  series       = {Science},
  title        = {Contribution of increasing CO2 and climate to carbon storage by ecosystems in the United States},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.287.5460.2004},
  volume       = {287},
  year         = {2000},
}