Radiative Forcing from a Boreal Forest Fire
Date: Wednesday, September 28 @ 10:30:00 MDT

by Jim Randerson

We report measurements of energy and carbon fluxes from a boreal forest fire chronosequence. Taking into account greenhouse gas emissions and post-fire changes in the surface radiation budget, a boreal forest fire in interior Alaska caused the climate to cool. This result suggests that management of forests in northern countries to preserve carbon sinks may have the opposite effect on climate as that intended.

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

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