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Exchanges of Greenhouse Gases, Water Vapor, and Heat at the Earth's Surface
This report provides an overview of the exchange of greenhouse gases, their influences on climate, viability of ecosystems, distribution of biomes, quantities of surface- and ground-water, and some research projects in place to investigate these influences. Topics include lake-atmosphere carbon dioxide exchange, sequestering and exchange of atmospheric carbon dioxide in boreal and subalpine forests, volcanic carbon dioxide emissions, and the use of the eddy covariance method to measure these exchanges.
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  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
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  • Text:
    • Report
  • Atmospheric science
  • Chemistry
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-105
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'USGS Carbon Cycle Research'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Global Change Research

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Dean E. Anderson
Western Region District
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Dave Stannard
Western Region District
United States Geological Survey (USGS)