Articles | Volume 13, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 13, 6305–6319, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-6305-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 6305–6319, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-6305-2016

Research article 25 Nov 2016

Research article | 25 Nov 2016

Quantifying soil carbon accumulation in Alaskan terrestrial ecosystems during the last 15 000 years

Sirui Wang et al.

Data sets

Quantifying peat carbon accumulation in Alaska using a process-based biogeochemistry model S. Wang, Q. Zhuang, Z. Yu, S. Bridgham, and J. K. Keller https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JG003452

ECBilt-CLIO Paleosimulation Asia-Pacific Research Center http://apdrc.soest.hawaii.edu/datadoc/sim2bl.php

CRU2.0 data University of East Anglia http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/data

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We used a model to quantify the carbon stock and its changes in terrestrial ecosystems of Alaska during the last 15 000 years. We found that the changes in vegetation distribution due to climate were the key factors in the spatial variations of carbon in different time periods. The warming during 11–9 k years ago characterized by the increased summer temperature and seasonality of radiation, along with the high precipitation, might play an important role in causing the high carbon accumulation.
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