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Regional carbon fluxes from land use and land cover change in Asia, 1980-2009

Calle, L.; Canadell, J.G.; Patra, P.; Ciais, P.; Ichii, K.; Tian, H.; Kondo, M.; Piao, S.; Arneth, A.; Harper, A.B.; Ito, A.; Kato, E.; Koven, C.; Sitch, S.; Stocker, B.D.; Vivoy, N.; Wiltshire, A.; Zaehle, S.; Poulter, B.

Wepresent a synthesis of the land-atmosphere carbon flux from land use and land cover change (LULCC) in Asia usingmultiple data sources and paying particular attention to deforestation and forest regrowth fluxes. The data sources are quasi-independent and include the U.N. Food andAgriculture Organization-Forest Resource Assessment (FAO-FRA2015; country-level inventory estimates), the Emission Database forGlobalAtmospheric Research (EDGARv4.3), the ‘Houghton’ bookkeepingmodel that incorporates FAO-FRA data, an ensemble of 8 state-of-the-artDynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVM), and2 recently published independent studies using primarily remote sensing techniques.The estimates are aggregated spatially to Southeast, East, and SouthAsia and temporally for three decades, 1980–1989, 1990–1999 and 2000–2009. Since 1980, net carbon emissions from LULCCin Asia were responsible for 20%–40%of global LULCCemissions, with emissions from Southeast Asia alone accounting for15%–25%of global LULCCemissions during the same period. In the 2000s and for allAsia, three estimates (FAO-FRA,DGVM,Houghton) were in agreement of a net source of carbon to th ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074011
ISSN: 1748-9318, 1748-9326
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-586855
KITopen ID: 1000058685
HGF-Programm 12.02.02; LK 01
Erschienen in Environmental research letters
Band 11
Heft 7
Seiten Art.Nr.:074011
Lizenz CC BY 3.0 DE: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland
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