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CMS projects have contributed to various efforts to better characterize the role of oceans and coastal interfaces in global carbon cycling. Considerable focus was given to the potentially large reservoirs of carbon biomass undergoing substantial change in sensitive coastal ecosystems. Both mangrove and tidal wetland ecosystems are critical coastal buffer zones and are undergoing rapid changes.

Success stories

See how NASA's Carbon Monitoring System contributes to meeting the needs of the climate data user community.

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Coastal Wetlands

Coastal wetlands provide a wide range of societal benefits, including protection against storms and sea level rise.

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The Gulf of Maine

The Gulf of Maine, which is the source of New England’s marine ecosystems and economy, has seen decreases in Phytoplankton productivity due to rising sea surface temperatures.

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Carbon Sequestration In Freshwater Lakes

Mean growing season areal carbon fixation in freshwater lakes aggregated by freshwater ecoregions of the world.