The State of the Carbon Cycle Report
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May 2006 Review Draft

Entire Document [pdf]

Entire Part I (Chapters 1 through 5) [pdf]

Entire Part II (Chapters 6 through 9, and the Overview) [pdf]

Entire Part III (Chapters 10 through 15, and the Overview) [pdf]

Individual Chapters

Table of Contents and Preface [pdf]

Executive Summary [pdf]

Chapter 1, What is the carbon cycle and why do we care? [pdf]

Chapter 2, The Carbon cycle of the United States in a global context [pdf]

Chapter 3, The North American carbon budget past and present [pdf]

Chapter 4, What are the options and measures that could signifantly affect the carbon cycle? [pdf]

Chapter 5, How can we improve the application of scientific information to decision support related to carbon management and climate decision-making? [pdf]

Part II Overview, An introduction to CO2 emissions from fossil fuels [pdf]

Chapter 6, Energy extraction and conversion [pdf]

Chapter 7, Transportation [pdf]

Chapter 8, Industry and waste management [pdf]

Chapter 9, Buildings [pdf]

Part III Overview, Land and water systems [pdf]

Chapter 10, Agricultural lands, grasslands, shrublands, and arid lands [pdf]

Chapter 11, North American forests [pdf]

Chapter 12, Carbon cycles in permafrost regions of North America [pdf]

Chapter 13, Wetlands [pdf]

Chapter 14, Human Settlements [pdf]

Chapter 15, Coastal oceans, lakes, and rivers [pdf]


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