Two types of tundra affect carbon balance
Two kinds of tundra differ in their capacity to store carbon dioxide, a distinction that may affect predictions of global climate change.
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Additional information about tundra and carbon storage can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Web site at http://www.atdd.noaa.gov/alfs/alfs.htm.
Christopher B. Field
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Department of Plant Biology
290 Panama Street
Stanford, CA 94305
Donald A. Walker
University of Colorado
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
Campus Box 450
Boulder, CO 80309
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