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Sink or Source? A New Model to Measure Organic Carbon in Surface Waters
Description: A new carbon model allows scientists to estimate sources and losses of organic carbon in surface waters in the United States. Study results indicate that streams act as both sources and sinks for organic carbon. Model estimates help managers and researchers track carbon transport in streams, which is information that is ultimately needed to improve our understanding of the fate of rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. [Source: U.S. Geological Survey]
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Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Publish Date: 3/4/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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