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U.S. Carbon Storage: Land Use Dominates Carbon Dioxide, Climate

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March 20, 2000
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A new study, published in the March 17 issue of Science, has found that land use, more than atmospheric carbon dioxide or the vagaries of climate, controls how much carbon is stored each year across the continental United States. Lead author is scientist David Schimel of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

BOULDER--A new study has found that land use, far more than atmospheric carbon dioxide levels or the vagaries of climate, influences how much carbon is stored by ecosystems each year across the continental United States. Previous estimates of total U.S. carbon storage may have greatly overstated the actual levels. The results appear in the March 17 issue of the journal Science.


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National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "U.S. Carbon Storage: Land Use Dominates Carbon Dioxide, Climate." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 March 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000317105104.htm>.
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). (2000, March 20). U.S. Carbon Storage: Land Use Dominates Carbon Dioxide, Climate. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000317105104.htm
National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "U.S. Carbon Storage: Land Use Dominates Carbon Dioxide, Climate." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000317105104.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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