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    Author(s): A. David McGuire; Henry P. Huntington; Simon Wilson
    Date: 2009
    Source: iLEAPS Newsletter. 8: 12-14
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    The Arctic has been warming rapidly in the past few decades. A key question is how that warming will affect the cycling of carbon (C) in the Arctic system. At present, the Arctic is a global sink for C. If that changes and the Arctic becomes a carbon source, global climate warming may speed up.

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    Citation

    McGuire, A. David; Huntington, Henry P.; Wilson, Simon. 2009. Sensitivity of Arctic carbon in a changing climate. iLEAPS Newsletter. 8: 12-14.

    Keywords

    Arctic, warming, carbon, climate

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