Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Correction to “Attributing carbon changes in conterminous U.S. forests to disturbance and non-disturbance factors from 1901 to 2010”

Authors

  • Fangmin Zhang,

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    • Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Agricultural Meteorology, College of Applied Meteorology, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
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  • Jing M. Chen,

  • Yude Pan,

  • Richard A. Birdsey,

  • Shuanghe Shen,

  • Weimin Ju,

  • Liming He


Corresponding author: F. Zhang, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Agricultural Meteorology College of Applied Meteorology, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210044, China. (fmin.zhang@utoronto.ca)

[1] In the paper “Attributing carbon changes in conterminous U.S. forests to disturbance and non-disturbance factors from 1901 to 2010” (Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 117, G02021, doi:10.1029/2011JG001930, 2012), the Integrated Terrestrial Ecosystem Carbon Model (InTEC) is validated and used for the conterminous U.S. forests. Zhang et al. quantify the disturbance and non-disturbance effects on forest C changes in the continental U.S. using forest inventory analysis (FIA) data and the process-based InTEC model driven by forest stand age, climate, and atmospheric composition data. Factors are grouped into disturbance effects (i.e., direct C loss from harvest, fire and insect attacks, and subsequent forest recovery following disturbance events) and non-disturbance effects (i.e., from climate variability, changing atmospheric CO2 concentration, and N deposition).

[2] There are three errors in Figure 2:

  1. [3] The unit for Figure 2b should be “g N m–2 per year” (the original is g N m–2 per century).

  2. [4] The ramp colors for the legend for Figure 2d should be reversed.

  3. [5] The caption for Figure 2 should be correspondingly corrected.

Figure 2.

Distributions of forest stand age and species group, and changes in climate and atmospheric composition from 1901 to 2010. (a) Forest stand age map in 2006 (year); (b) change rate of nitrogen deposition (g N m–2 per year); (c) change rate of annual mean temperature (°C per century); (d) change rate of annual precipitation (mm per century); (e) forest species group map.

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