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Ecological Studies

Effects of Land-Use Change on Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations

South and Southeast Asia as a Case Study

Editors: Dale, Virginia H. (Ed.)

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Roger C. Dahlman Environmental Sciences Division U.S. Department of Energy Washington, D.C. The potential for humans to alter Earth's atmosphere has been recognized since the end of the 19th century when Arrhenius estimated that a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide could alter the atmospheric radiation balance and raise average global temperature. Today, atmospheric CO concentrations play an important part in the 2 climate-change debate. Sources and sinks of CO associated with land use can be 2 significant determinants of the rate and magnitude of atmospheric CO change. 2 Combustion of fossil fuels and the deforestation associated with land-use change both contribute CO to the atmosphere; in contrast, biological processes on land create 2 potential sinks for the excess CO . Thus, land-use change and associated biological 2 processes become important elements in assessments of future atmospheric CO 2 increase; land-cover properties also affect the Earth's albedo, which is a climate feedback.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Terrestrial CO2 Flux: The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Research

    Dale, Virginia H.

    Pages 1-14

  • A Century of Land-Use Change in South and Southeast Asia

    Richards, John F. (et al.)

    Pages 15-66

  • Use of GIS for Estimating Potential and Actual Forest Biomass for Continental South and Southeast Asia

    Iverson, Louis R. (et al.)

    Pages 67-116

  • Land-Use and Biomass Changes of Forests in Peninsular Malaysia from 1972 to 1982: A GIS Approach

    Brown, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 117-143

  • Changing Patterns of Shifting Cultivation in Selected Countries in Southeast Asia and Their Effect on the Global Carbon Cycle

    Uhlig, James (et al.)

    Pages 145-200

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effects of Land-Use Change on Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations
Book Subtitle
South and Southeast Asia as a Case Study
Editors
  • Virginia H. Dale
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
101
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-8363-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-8363-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94117-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-8365-9
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 386
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