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The climatic impacts of land surface change and carbon management, and the implications for climate-change mitigation policy

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dc.contributor.author Marland, G. en
dc.contributor.author Pielke, R.A. en
dc.contributor.author Apps, M. en
dc.contributor.author Avissar, R. en
dc.contributor.author Betts, R.A. en
dc.contributor.author Davis, K.J. en
dc.contributor.author Frumhoff, P.C. en
dc.contributor.author Jackson, S.T. en
dc.contributor.author Joyce, L.A. en
dc.contributor.author Kauppi, P.E. en
dc.contributor.author Katzenberger, J. en
dc.contributor.author MacDicken, K.G. en
dc.contributor.author Neilson, R.P en
dc.contributor.author Niles, J.O. en
dc.contributor.author Niyogi, D.S. en
dc.contributor.author Norby, R.J. en
dc.contributor.author Pena, N. en
dc.contributor.author Sampson, N. en
dc.contributor.author Xue, Y. en
dc.date.accessioned 2005-03-04T12:18:31Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-17T14:01:25Z
dc.date.available 2005-03-04T12:18:31Z en
dc.date.available 2009-06-17T14:01:25Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.citation Marland, G. et al. 2003. The climatic impacts of land surface change and carbon management, and the implications for climate-change mitigation policy. Climate Policy 3:149–157. en
dc.identifier.issn 1469-3062 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1975/235
dc.description http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/14693062 en
dc.description.abstract Strategies to mitigate anthropogenic climate change recognize that carbon sequestration in the terrestrial biosphere can reduce the build-up of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere. However, climate mitigation policies do not generally incorporate the effects of these changes in the land surface on the surface albedo, the fluxes of sensible and latent heat to the atmosphere, and the distribution of energy within the climate system. Changes in these components of the surface energy budget can affect the local, regional, and global climate. Given the goal of mitigating climate change, it is important to consider all of the effects of changes in terrestrial vegetation and to work toward a better understanding of the full climate system. Acknowledging the importance of land surface change as a component of climate change makes it more challenging to create a system of credits and debits wherein emission or sequestration of carbon in the biosphere is equated with emission of carbon from fossil fuels. Recognition of the complexity of human-caused changes in climate does not, however, weaken the importance of actions that would seek to minimize our disturbance of the Earth’s environmental system and that would reduce societal and ecological vulnerability to environmental change and variability. en
dc.format.extent 81694 bytes en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Science Ltd. en
dc.subject Climate change en
dc.subject Carbon sequestration en
dc.subject Land use change en
dc.subject Land surface change en
dc.subject Surface energy balance en
dc.title The climatic impacts of land surface change and carbon management, and the implications for climate-change mitigation policy en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi B571 fi
dc.creator.corporateName Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitos fi
dc.creator.corporateName Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences en
dc.creator.corporateName Bio- och miljövetenskaper, Institutionen för sv

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