Date: Wed Apr 25 15:13:10 2007

Author: J. Terrence Klopcic

Subject: Another Inconvenient Truth?

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Some past studies=20

e.g. S. Fan, et al., "A Large Terrestrial Carbon Sink in North America =
Implied by Atmospheric and Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Data and Models", =
Science, vol. 282, 16 October 1998

indicate that North America is a net sink for atmospheric carbon =
dioxide; that is, North America takes more CO2 out of the atmosphere =
than it puts in. This is supported by data indicating that atmospheric =
carbon dioxide levels are higher over the North Pacific - before =
traversing the continent - than over the Atlantic.

Anyone know anything about this? Has it been disproved? Are there more =
recent studies pertaining to this phenomenon?

Terry

J. Terrence Klopcic
Director of Laboratories
Departments of Physics and Mathematics
Kenyon College
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Some past studies

e.g. S. Fan, et al., "A Large =
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Carbon Sink in North America Implied by Atmospheric and Oceanic Carbon =
Dioxide=20
Data and Models", Science, vol. 282, 16 October 1998

indicate that North America is a net =
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atmospheric carbon dioxide; that is, North America takes more CO2 out of =
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atmosphere than it puts in. This is supported by data indicating =
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atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are higher over the North Pacific =
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before traversing the continent - than over the =
Atlantic.

Anyone know anything about this? =
Has it been=20
disproved? Are there more recent studies pertaining to this=20
phenomenon?

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Terry

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Kenyon College

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