Special Issue "Land Carbon Sequestration and Climate: Present and Future"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
Dr. Robinson I. Negron-Juarez
Climate Sciences Department, Earth and Environmental Science Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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Interests: micrometeorology; atmospheric and environmental chemistry; ecosystem ecology; global change research; land-atmosphere interaction; climate modeling; remote sensing
Atmospheric CO2 concentrations have increased dramatically over the past 150 years, from a pre-industrial value of 280 ppm to nearly 400 ppm today, and are projected to increase to 500–1,000 ppm by 2100. This increase in atmospheric CO2 will result in increases in global temperature and dramatic changes in the Earth Climate system. Land ecosystems draw down atmospheric CO2 through photosynthesis, and therefore play a key role in mitigating the effects of increased CO2 on the climate. Understanding (i) the functionality of land ecosystems, (ii) their climate feedbacks, and (iii) the role they play as atmospheric carbon absorbers is therefore critical to a proper understanding of Earth’s future climate.
Studies that address these research topics in the context of present and future Land carbon sequestration-Climate are welcome for publication in Atmosphere. Studies that integrate field data, remote sensing data, and modeling are especially encouraged.
Dr. Robinson I. Negron-Juarez
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- land ecosystems
- carbon sequestration
- climate projections