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The changing effects of Alaska’s boreal forests on the climate system

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E.S. Euskirchen, A. David McGuire, F.S. Chapin, and T.S. Rupp, 2010, The changing effects of Alaska’s boreal forests on the climate system: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, v. 40, iss. 7.

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In the boreal forests of Alaska, recent changes in climate have influenced the exchange of trace gases, water, and energy between these forests and the atmosphere. These changes in the structure and function of boreal forests can then feed back to impact regional and global climates. In this manuscript, we examine the type and magnitude of the climate feedbacks from boreal forests in Alaska. Research generally suggests that the net effect of a warming climate is a positive regional feedback to warming. Currently, the primary positive climate feedbacks are likely related to decreases in surface albedo due to decreases in snow cover. Fewer negative feedbacks have been identified, and they may not be large enough to counterbalance the [...]

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