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Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of Alaska

June 1, 2016

This assessment was conducted to fulfill the requirements of section 712 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and to contribute to knowledge of the storage, fluxes, and balance of carbon and methane gas in ecosystems of Alaska. The carbon and methane variables were examined for major terrestrial ecosystems (uplands and wetlands) and inland aquatic ecosystems in Alaska in two time periods: baseline (from 1950 through 2009) and future (projections from 2010 through 2099). The assessment used measured and observed data and remote sensing, statistical methods, and simulation models. The national assessment, conducted using the methodology described in SIR 2010-5233, has been completed for the conterminous United States, with results provided in three separate regional reports (PP 1804, PP 1797, and PP 1897).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of Alaska
DOI 10.3133/pp1826
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 1826
Index ID pp1826
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center; National Research Program - Central Branch; Land Change Science

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