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Project Title:Estimating Global Inventory-Based Net Carbon Exchange from Agricultural Lands for Use in the NASA Flux Pilot Study

Science Team
Members:

Tristram (Tris) West, DOE (Project Lead)

Project Duration: 2012 - 2014
Solicitation:NASA: Carbon Monitoring System (2011)
Abstract: Inventory-based estimates of C flux have been developed for US agriculture (West et al. 2011), US forests (Zheng et al. 2011 and McKinley et al. 2011), and for North American agriculture and forest lands (Hayes et al. 2012). These estimates combine C uptake, harvest and removal, and C release to generate regional C flux estimates. These estimates d ... [more]
Measurement Approaches:
  • Remote Sensing
  • Modeling
  • Synthesis
CMS:
  • Land Biomass
  • Land-Atmosphere Flux
  • Decision Support
Other Keywords:  emperical, inventory-based estimates of net carbon exchange from global agricultural systems

Participants:

Varaprasad (Prasad) Bandaru, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
George (Jim) Collatz, NASA GSFC
Marc Imhoff, Joint Global Change Research Institute
Tristram (Tris) West, DOE
Julie Wolf, JGCRI

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Data
Products:
Product Title:  Carbon Fluxes from Global Agricultural Production and Consumption, 2005-2011
Spatial Extent:  Global
Spatial Resolution:  0.05
Time Period:  2005-2011
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  Carbon release by human.
Spatial Extent:  Global
Spatial Resolution:  0.05
Time Period:  2005-2010
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  In-Progress
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Product Title:  Carbon release by livestock.
Spatial Extent:  Global
Spatial Resolution:  0.05
Time Period:  2005-2010
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  Estimates of carbon fluxes for agricultural lands: combination of uptake by crop, release by livestock, and release by human.
Spatial Extent:  Global
Spatial Resolution:  0.05
Time Period:  2005-2010
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  Gridded data carbon uptake by crop. NPP (C per year)
Spatial Extent:  Global
Spatial Resolution:  0.05
Time Period:  2005-2010
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  Archived
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Product Title:  Land cover projections (5.6-km) from GCAM v3.1 under 3 different scenarios: 1) no explicit climate mitigation efforts 2) low emission with a mid-century peak in radiative forcing 3) stabilized radiative forcing at 4.5 W/m2.
Spatial Extent:  CONUS
Spatial Resolution:  0.05 (~5.6 km)
Time Period:  2005-2095
Temporal Frequency:  Annually
Status:  Archived
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Publications: Wolf, J., West, T. O., Le Page, Y., Kyle, G. P., Zhang, X., Collatz, G. J., Imhoff, M. L. 2015. Biogenic carbon fluxes from global agricultural production and consumption. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 29(10), 1617-1639. DOI: 10.1002/2015GB005119

West, T. O., Le Page, Y., Huang, M., Wolf, J., Thomson, A. M. 2014. Downscaling global land cover projections from an integrated assessment model for use in regional analyses: results and evaluation for the US from 2005 to 2095. Environmental Research Letters. 9(6), 064004. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/6/064004

King, A. W., Hayes, D. J., Huntzinger, D. N., West, T. O., Post, W. M. 2012. North American carbon dioxide sources and sinks: magnitude, attribution, and uncertainty. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10(10), 512-519. DOI: 10.1890/120066

Li, Z., Liu, S., Tan, Z., Bliss, N. B., Young, C. J., West, T. O., Ogle, S. M. 2014. Comparing cropland net primary production estimates from inventory, a satellite-based model, and a process-based model in the Midwest of the United States. Ecological Modelling. 277, 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.01.012

Ogle, S. M., Davis, K., Lauvaux, T., Schuh, A., Cooley, D., West, T. O., Heath, L. S., Miles, N. L., Richardson, S., Breidt, F. J., Smith, J. E., McCarty, J. L., Gurney, K. R., Tans, P., Denning, A. S. 2015. An approach for verifying biogenic greenhouse gas emissions inventories with atmospheric CO 2 concentration data. Environmental Research Letters. 10(3), 034012. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/3/034012

Post, W. M., Izaurralde, R. C., West, T. O., Liebig, M. A., King, A. W. 2012. Management opportunities for enhancing terrestrial carbon dioxide sinks. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10(10), 554-561. DOI: 10.1890/120065

Schuh, A. E., Lauvaux, T., West, T. O., Denning, A. S., Davis, K. J., Miles, N., Richardson, S., Uliasz, M., Lokupitiya, E., Cooley, D., Andrews, A., Ogle, S. 2013. Evaluating atmospheric CO 2 inversions at multiple scales over a highly inventoried agricultural landscape. Global Change Biology. 19(5), 1424-1439. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12141

West, T. O., Brown, M. E., Duren, R. M., Ogle, S. M., Moss, R. H. 2014. Definition, capabilities and components of a terrestrial carbon monitoring system. Carbon Management. 4(4), 413-422. DOI: 10.4155/CMT.13.36

Zeng, N., Zhao, F., Collatz, G. J., Kalnay, E., Salawitch, R. J., West, T. O., Guanter, L. 2014. Agricultural Green Revolution as a driver of increasing atmospheric CO2 seasonal amplitude. Nature. 515(7527), 394-397. DOI: 10.1038/nature13893

Zhang, X., Sahajpal, R., Manowitz, D. H., Zhao, K., LeDuc, S. D., Xu, M., Xiong, W., Zhang, A., Izaurralde, R. C., Thomson, A. M., West, T. O., Post, W. M. 2014. Multi-scale geospatial agroecosystem modeling: A case study on the influence of soil data resolution on carbon budget estimates. Science of The Total Environment. 479-480, 138-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.01.099


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