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Potential Global Sequestration of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide by Semi-Arid Forestation

  title={Potential Global Sequestration of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide by Semi-Arid Forestation},
  author={Rafat Qubaja and Murray Moinester and Joel Kronfeld},
– The global carbon sequestration potential of semi-arid forests is described. Organic and inorganic carbon sequestration was studied in Israel’s planted Yatir forest, a 28 km 2 Aleppo pine forest growing at the semi-arid timberline (with no irrigation or fertilization). The organic carbon sequestration rate (above and below ground) was measured as 550 gram CO 2 m -2 yr -1 , by Eddy Covariance flux and Carbon Stock counting methods. Assuming that the soil composition at Yatir is representative… 


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