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The net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide was measured by eddy covariance methods for 3 years in two old-growth forest sites near Santarém, Brazil. Carbon was lost in the wet season and gained in the dry season, which was opposite to the seasonal cycles of both tree growth and model predictions. The 3-year average carbon loss was 1.3 (confidence(More)
Eddy covariance flux tower sites are part of both the AmeriFlux and Fluxnet networks and are funded through a number of agencies, including the Depart-estimates are the worst, most likely the result of the relatively rapid onset of leaf-out. The results of this study indicate, however, that the current MODIS GPP algorithm shows reasonable spatial patterns(More)
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Radiometer (MODIS) is the primary instrument in the NASA Earth Observing System for monitoring the seasonality of global terrestrial vegetation. Estimates of 8-day mean daily gross primary production (GPP) at the 1 km spatial resolution are now operationally produced by the MODIS Land Science Team for the global terrestrial(More)
[1] We introduce a tool to determine surface fluxes from atmospheric concentration data in the midst of distributed sources or sinks over land, the Stochastic Time-Inverted Lagrangian Transport (STILT) model, and illustrate the use of the tool with CO 2 data over North America. Anthropogenic and biogenic emissions of trace gases at the surface cause large(More)
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The role of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) interactions on sequestration of atmospheric CO 2 in black spruce ecosystems across North America was evaluated with the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) by applying para-meterizations of the model in which C–N dynamics were either coupled or uncoupled. First, the performance of the parameterizations, which were(More)
[1] We analyzed 13 years (1992À2004) of CO 2 flux data, biometry, and meteorology from a mixed deciduous forest in central Massachusetts. Annual net uptake of CO 2 ranged from 1.0 to 4.7 Mg-C ha À1 yr À1 , with an average of 2.5 Mg-C ha À1 yr À1. Uptake rates increased systematically, nearly doubling over the period despite forest age of 75–110 years; there(More)
The Hudson Bay Lowlands (HBL) is the second largest boreal wetland ecosystem in the world and an important natural source of global atmospheric methane. We quantify the HBL methane emissions by using the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model to simulate aircraft measurements over the HBL from the ARCTAS and pre-HIPPO campaigns in May–July 2008, together with(More)
A plan for carbon cycle research focused on measuring and understanding sources and sinks of CO 2 , CH 4 , and CO in North America and adjacent oceans. The plan outlines how to implement a principal recommendation of the U. It is currently very difficult to develop policies for global climate change because of unresolved scientific uncertainties, especially(More)
Agricultural expansion and climate variability have become important agents of disturbance in the Amazon basin. Recent studies have demonstrated considerable resilience of Amazonian forests to moderate annual drought, but they also show that interactions between deforestation, fire and drought potentially lead to losses of carbon storage and changes in(More)