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This page contains links to a number of pdf documents and websites related to carbon cycle science. Hard copies of a number of these materials are available for free via the US Global Change Research Program Research Library.
Michalak A., Jackson R., Marland G. and Sabine C, co-chairs. 2011. A U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan : A Report of the Carbon Cycle Science Steering Group and Subcommittee. Presentation slides here.
Carbon Cycle Scientific Steering Group Charter. September 2005.
Sarmiento, J.L. and S.C. Wofsy. 1999. A U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan. A Report of the Carbon and Climate Working Group for the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Global Change Research Program.
US Carbon Cycle Science Poster presented at AGU Fall Meeting 2014.
Birdsey, R. et al. 2009. Carbon Cycle Observations: Gaps Threaten Climate Mitigation Strategies. Eos 90(34):292. [supplementary material]
Michalak, A.M., R. Jackson, G. Marland, and C. Sabine. 2009. A U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan: First Meeting of the Carbon Cycle Science Working Group; Washington, D.C., 17-18 November 2008. EOS, Trans. American Geophys. Union, 90(12), 102-103.
Hales, B. et al. [eds.]. 2008. North American Continental Margins: A Synthesis and Planning Workshop. Report of the North American Continental Margins Working Group for the U.S. Carbon Cycle Scientific Group and Interagency Working Group. Washington, DC: U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program. [order a hard copy]
Lueger, H., R. Wanninkhof, A. Olsen, J. Trinanes, T. Johannessen, D. Wallace, and A. Koertzinger, 2008. The CO2 Air-Sea Flux in the North Atlantic Estimated from Satellite Data and ARGO Profiling Float Data. NOAA Technical Memorandum, OAR AOML-96, 28 pp.
Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) Project. SOCAT Meeting Reports, Paris, France.
The United States Carbon Cycle Science Program: An Interagency Partnership. Poster presented at the 50th Anniversary of the Global CO2 Record Conference, November 28-30, 2007.
Law, B. and R. Valentini. 2007. Comparative analysis of carbon balance and dynamics: influence of climate variability. Presentation to the US-Italy Bilateral Meeting on Climate Change, June 18, 2007.
Bender, M. et al. 2002. A large-scale CO2 observing plan: in situ oceans and atmosphere (LSCOP). A Report of the In Situ Large-Scale CO2 Observations Working Group. A Contribution to the Implementation of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan. Seattle, WA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
National Science Foundation, Division of Earth Sciences. 2000. The Changing Carbon Cycle: A Terrestrial Focus. Report of the Workshop on the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle , June 3, 2000.
NACP Scientific Steering Group Charter. February 2008.
Denning, A.S. et al. 2005. Science implementation strategy for the North American Carbon Program. Report of the NACP Implementation Strategy Group of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group. Washington, DC: U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program.
Wofsy, S.C. and R.C. Hariss. 2002. The North American Carbon Program (NACP). Report of the NACP Committee of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Steering Group. Washington, DC: U.S. Global Change Research Program.
Michalak, A., D. Huntzinger, and G. Shrestha. 2013., Progress and Future Directions in North American Carbon Cycle Science, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(20), 184.
Pfeil et al. 2013. A uniform, quality controlled Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT), Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 5, 125-143, doi:10.5194/essd-5-125-2013, 2013.
Schuur, E.A.G. et al. 2008. Vulnerability of permafrost Carbon to Climate Change: Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. Bioscience 58(8):701-714. [Abstract and paper are available from Bioscience]
Law, B. 2007. AmeriFlux Network Aides Global Synthesis. Eos Trans. AGU 88(28): 286.
Birdsey, R. A. et al. 2007. Investigators Share Improved Understanding of the North American Carbon Cycle. Eos Trans. AGU 88(24): 255.
US North American Carbon Program (NACP) investigators meeting & Joint Canada-Mexico-USA Carbon Program (JNACP) Planning Meeting Materials. Boulder, CO, January 22-26, 2007.
Data Management for the North American Carbon Program Workshop. New Orleans, LA. January 25-27, 2005.
Remote Sensing in the North American Carbon Program Workshop. Missoula, MT, August 20-21, 2004.
North American Carbon Program Workshop. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO. September 5-7, 2001.
OCCC Scientific Steering Group Charter. May 2005.
Doney, S.C. et al. 2004. Ocean Carbon and Climate Change: An Implementation Strategy for U.S. Ocean Carbon Research. Report of the Carbon Cycle Science Ocean Interim Implementation Group for the U.S. Carbon Cycle Scientific Steering Group and Inter-Agency Working Group. Washington, DC: U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program.
Robbins, L.L. , P.G. Coble, T.D. Clayton, and W.-J. Cai. 2009. Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Scoping Workshop on Terrestrial and Coastal Carbon Fluxes in the Gulf of Mexico. St. Petersburg, FL, May 6-8, 2008. Open-File Report 2009-1070.
Benway, H.M. and S.C. Doney. 2008. Ocean Carbon Cycling and Climate Impacts on Marine Ecosystems. EOS, Trans. American Geophys. Union, 89(47), 472.
Dickson, A.G. et al. (eds.). 2007. Guide to best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements. PICES Special Publication 3, 191 pp. [website]
Metzl, N. et al. 2007. Global Changes in Ocean Carbon: Variability and Vulnerability. Eos Trans. AGU 88(28): 287.
Kleypas, J.A. et al. 2006. Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs and Other Marine Calcifiers: A Guide for Future Fesearch. Report of a Workshop Held 18–20 April 2005. Sponsored by NSF, NOAA, and the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Ocean Carbon System: Recent Advances and Future Opportunities. 2005. An Ocean Carbon and Climate Change (OCCC) Workshop, August 1-4, 2005.
Ecological Determinants of Oceanic Carbon Cycling (EDOCC): A Framework for Research. 2001. Report of a Workshop Held March 13-16, Timberline Lodge, OR.
Ocean Carbon Transport, Exchanges and Transformations (OCTET) Workshop Report website. March 7-10, 2000, Warrenton, VA.
Terms of Reference for the U.S. Affiliated Project Office. Accepted August 22, 2007, Hazyview, South Africa.
Statement of Common Interest and Intent to Work Together on Carbon Cycle Research in North America. Approved June 13, 2006.
You may also wish to visit US Global Change Research Program Publications.
These are the products most relevant to the US Carbon Cycle Science Program. For the full list of USGCRP scientific assessments, please visit USGCRP Scientific Assessments.
Part A: Scenarios of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Atmospheric Concentrations
Clarke, L., J. Edmonds, H. Jacoby, H. Pitcher, J. Reilly, R. Richels, 2007. Scenarios of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Atmospheric Concentrations. Sub-report 2.1A of Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.1 by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Department of Energy, Office of Biological & Environmental Research, Washington, DC., USA, 154 pp.
Part B. Global Change Scenarios: Their Development and Use
Parson, E., V. Burkett, K. Fisher-Vanden, D. Keith, L. Mearns, H. Pitcher, C. Rosenzweig, M. Webster, 2007. Global Change Scenarios: Their Development and Use. Sub-report 2.1B of Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.1 by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. Department of Energy, Office of Biological & Environmental Research, Washington, DC., USA, 106 pp.
The First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR): The North American Carbon Budget and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research [King, A.W., L. Dilling, G.P. Zimmerman, D.M. Fairman, R.A. Houghton, G. Marland, A.Z. Rose, and T.J. Wilbanks (eds.)]. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, USA, 242 pp.
The annual report of the Climate Change Science Program, Our Changing Planet, highlights recent research, outlines plans for the coming fiscal year, and includes references to recently-published scientific literature relevant to these studies. Where carbon cycle-specific sections are available (beginning in FY 2000), links are given for both the carbon cycle section(s) and the full report.
August 2013 workshop on 'Key Uncertainties in the Global Carbon-Cycle: Perspectives across terrestrial and ocean ecosystems'. [Link to slides and videos.) Examining Uncertainties in Representations
of the Carbon Cycle in Earth System Models (EOS Article published in November 2013)
Metz, B., O. Davidson, H. de Coninck, M. Loos, and L. Meyer (eds.). 2005. IPCC special report: carbon dioxide capture and storage. Summary for Policy Makers and Technical Summary.
RiOMar 2004. River-dominated ocean margins: linkages with global climate change. November 16-18, 2004. New Orleans, LA.
Coppock, R. and S. Johnson. 2004. Direct and indirect human contributions to terrestrial carbon fluxes: a workshop summary. Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
Stern, P.C. 2002. Human interactions with the carbon cycle: summary of a workshop. Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
RiOMar 2001. The transport, transformation, and fate of carbon in river-dominated ocean margins. November 1-3, 2001. New Orleans, LA.