Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 13, 223–238, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 223–238, 2016

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

The carbon cycle in Mexico: past, present and future of C stocks and fluxes

G. Murray-Tortarolo et al.

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We modelled the carbon (C) cycle in Mexico for three different time periods: past (20th century), present (2000-2005) and future (2006-2100). We used different available products to estimate C stocks and fluxes in the country. Contrary to other current estimates, our results showed that Mexico was a C sink and this is likely to continue in the next century (unless the most extreme climate-change scenarios are reached).
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