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Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of the eastern United States

June 25, 2014

This assessment was conducted to fulfill the requirements of section 712 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and to conduct a comprehensive national assessment of storage and flux (flow) of carbon and the fluxes of other greenhouse gases in ecosystems of the Eastern United States. These carbon and greenhouse gas variables were examined for major terrestrial ecosystems (forests, grasslands/shrublands, agricultural lands, and wetlands) and aquatic ecosystems (rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters) in the Eastern United States in two time periods: baseline (from 2001 through 2005) and future (projections from the end of the baseline through 2050). The Great Lakes were not included in this assessment due to a lack of input data. The assessment was based on measured and observed data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and many other agencies and organizations and used remote sensing, statistical methods, and simulation models.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Baseline and projected future carbon storage and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of the eastern United States
DOI 10.3133/pp1804
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Professional Paper
Series Number 1804
Index ID pp1804
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Land Change Science Program, National Research Program - Central Branch

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