Terrestrial carbon storage resulting from CO2 and nitrogen fertilization in temperate grasslands

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  • J. H. M. THORNLEY,

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    1. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (Edinburgh), Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0QB, U.K.
      John H. M. Thornley, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (Edinbugh), Bush Estate. Penicuik. Midlothian EH26 0QB. U.K.
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  • D. FOWLER,

    1. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (Edinburgh), Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0QB, U.K.
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  • M. G. R. CANNELL

    1. Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (Edinburgh), Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0QB, U.K.
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John H. M. Thornley, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (Edinbugh), Bush Estate. Penicuik. Midlothian EH26 0QB. U.K.

Abstract

Abstract. A temperate grassland model has been used to simulate carbon sequestration under various environmental conditions. The results suggest that the CO2 and nitrogen fertilization that has occurred may contribute appreciably to the so-called missing carbon sink, which it has been suggested must exist to balance the global carbon budget.

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