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Mexican forest inventory expands continental carbon monitoringAuthor(s): Alberto Sandoval Uribe; Sean. P. Healey; Gretchen G. Moisen; Rigoberto Palafox Rivas; Enrique Gonzalez Aguilar; Carmen Lourdes Meneses Tovar; Ernesto S. Diaz Ponce Davalos; Vanessa Silva Mascorro
Source: EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union. 89(47): 485.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe terrestrial ecosystems of the North American continent represent a large reservoir of carbon and a potential sink within the global carbon cycle. The recent State of the Carbon Cycle Report [U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), 2007] identified the critical role these systems may play in mitigating effects of greenhouse gases emitted from fossil fuel combustion. However, there are currently large uncertainties in continental carbon models, and the scientific community's understanding of relevant carbon sources and sinks has been much less complete in Mexico than in Canada and the United States [Birdsey et al., 2007].
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CitationUribe, Alberto Sandoval; Healey, Sean. P.; Moisen, Gretchen G.; Rivas, Rigoberto Palafox; Aguilar, Enrique Gonzalez; Tovar, Carmen Lourdes Meneses; Davalos, Ernesto S. Diaz Ponce; Mascorro, Vanessa Silva. 2008. Mexican forest inventory expands continental carbon monitoring. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union. 89(47): 485.
Keywordsbiogeosciences, carbon cycling, biogeosciences, remote sensing, global change, land cover change
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