Effects of Land Management on Climate
Research on the effects of land management on climate involves (1) examining and improving model assumptions of forest/surface energy balances, focusing on surface albedo; (2) synthesizing data about impacts of disturbance on forest water balance and biogeochemistry; (3) carrying out climate model simulations to assess the relative importance of forest carbon sequestration and albedo on climate at the regional and global scale; and (4) developing climate scenarios that assess the impact of changing land surface properties such as those caused by afforestation, deforestation, fire, and other factors on current and future climate conditions. These efforts will improve our understanding of the connections between the land, carbon cycling and energy exchanges, and climate now and into the future.
- Impacts of land management on the climate
- Integrating Landscape-scale Forest Measurements with Remote Sensing and Ecosystem Models to Improve Carbon Management Decisions
Last Modified: 08/20/2009