Carbon Stocks of Tropical Land Use Systems as Part of the Global C Balance: Effects of Forest Conversion and Options for ‘Clean Development’ Activities.

TitleCarbon Stocks of Tropical Land Use Systems as Part of the Global C Balance: Effects of Forest Conversion and Options for ‘Clean Development’ Activities.
Publication TypeLecture Notes
AuthorsHairiah K, Sitompul SM, van Noordwijk M, Palm C
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Secondary TitleASB Lecture Note 4A
PublisherWorld Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF, SEA Regional Office
Place PublishedBogor, Indonesia
Year of Publication2001
Pagination59
Date PublishedOctober 2001
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThe main impacts on the global climate are caused by changes in the composition of the atmosphere, because the atmosphere influences the balance between incoming radiation from the sun and outgoing heat from the earth. This effect of the atmosphere is similar to that of a glass roof, allowing sunlight to come in but reducing radiative heat loss to outer space, hence the terms 'greenhouse effect' and 'greenhouse gases' for the major gases in the atmosphere that are responsible for this.
KeywordsC stocks, carbon cycle, carbon sequestration, Greenhouse Gases, land cover, land use
URLhttp://www.asb.cgiar.org/PDFwebdocs/LectureNotes/ASB-LN-4A-Hairiah-et-al-2001-Carbon-stocks-tropical-land-use.pdf
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