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Herring River Blue Carbon & Carbon Market Assessment

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Two eddy flux towers continuously measured CO2 and CH4 emissions from two locations within the Herring River, Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Wetland water table depth and salinity were monitored across the impoundment. Scientists evaluated dissolved fluxes of carbon to complete a total greenhouse gas accounting assessment of the Herring River Restoration. Modeling efforts are underway to combine predictions of water elevations and wetland response behind an impoundment to better understand the fate of such systems if they are not restored and sea-level rise continues to accelerate.


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