[GRRN] Global CO2 sinks -Reply -Reply

Bill Carter (WCARTER@tnrcc.state.tx.us)
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 16:12:02 -0600

The following message from the US Composting Council list serve today
provides a link to a comprehensive new study of what we know about
atmospheric carbon and global warming. It addresses the carbon
sequestration issue at length.

Bill Carter
Watershed Management Team


As you may know, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
established the Carbon Cycle Science Program (CCSP) to better
and integrate carbon cycle research in the U.S. Information about the
program is available at http://geochange.er.usgs.gov/usgcrp/ccsp/

Science planning was initiated in the spring of 1998 with the
of a multidisciplinary science planning working group, chaired by Jorge
Sarmiento and Steven Wofsy. The Carbon and Climate Working Group
planning meetings in March and May 1998. A workshop was held in
1998, in Westminster, Colorado, to solicit input from the scientific
community, and from interested Federal agencies. The Carbon and
Working Group's report, an integrated carbon cycle research plan
oceanic, atmospheric and terrestrial components, is now available.

The report, titled "A U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan", is available in hard
copy from:
U.S. Global Change Research Program
400 Virginia Avenue, SW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20024 USA
phone: (202) 488-8630
fax: (202) 488-8681

The report can be downloaded in PDF format at:

Elliott Spiker, USGS - 906, Reston, VA 20192
Phone: 703-648-5330, Fax: 703-648-6647

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