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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Shuguang  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBond-Lamberty, Ben  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHicke, Jeffrey A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorVargas, Rodrigo  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Shuqing  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorChen, Jing  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorEdburg, Steven L.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHu, Yueming  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jinxun  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMcGuire, A. David  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Jingfeng  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKeane, Robert  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Wenping  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorTang, Jianwu  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Yiqi  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPotter, Christopher  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorOeding, Jennifer  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-13T15:09:32Z
dc.date.available2014-10-22T08:57:25Z
dc.date.issued2011-11-08
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Geophysical Research 116 (2011): G00K08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/4929
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2011. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geophysical Research 116 (2011): G00K08, doi:10.1029/2010JG001585.en_US
dc.description.abstractForest disturbances greatly alter the carbon cycle at various spatial and temporal scales. It is critical to understand disturbance regimes and their impacts to better quantify regional and global carbon dynamics. This review of the status and major challenges in representing the impacts of disturbances in modeling the carbon dynamics across North America revealed some major advances and challenges. First, significant advances have been made in representation, scaling, and characterization of disturbances that should be included in regional modeling efforts. Second, there is a need to develop effective and comprehensive process-based procedures and algorithms to quantify the immediate and long-term impacts of disturbances on ecosystem succession, soils, microclimate, and cycles of carbon, water, and nutrients. Third, our capability to simulate the occurrences and severity of disturbances is very limited. Fourth, scaling issues have rarely been addressed in continental scale model applications. It is not fully understood which finer scale processes and properties need to be scaled to coarser spatial and temporal scales. Fifth, there are inadequate databases on disturbances at the continental scale to support the quantification of their effects on the carbon balance in North America. Finally, procedures are needed to quantify the uncertainty of model inputs, model parameters, and model structures, and thus to estimate their impacts on overall model uncertainty. Working together, the scientific community interested in disturbance and its impacts can identify the most uncertain issues surrounding the role of disturbance in the North American carbon budget and develop working hypotheses to reduce the uncertainty.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipLiu’s work is supported by USGS Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program, Climate Change R&D Program, and Climate Effects Network Program.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1029/2010JG001585
dc.subjectCarbonen_US
dc.subjectDisturbancesen_US
dc.subjectForesten_US
dc.subjectModelingen_US
dc.titleSimulating the impacts of disturbances on forest carbon cycling in North America : processes, data, models, and challengesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2010JG001585


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