Modeling the History of Terrestrial Carbon Sources and Sinks
Date: Wednesday, September 28 @ 08:45:00 MDT

by Steve Pacala

We report modeling experiments with a new global dynamic land model (LM3V), to reconstruct possible causes of the terrestrial carbon sources and sinks over the past century. The model is unique, in that it is capable of representing the global history of land use, including the management of secondary forests (those forests that have re-grown at least once following harvest). Several published carbon inventories attribute the majority of the carbon sink caused by land use in the temperate zone to the management of secondary forests.

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This article comes from The 7th International CO2 Conference Web Site

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