Articles | Volume 9, issue 12
Reviews and syntheses
21 Dec 2012
Reviews and syntheses |  | 21 Dec 2012

The carbon balance of South America: a review of the status, decadal trends and main determinants

M. Gloor, L. Gatti, R. Brienen, T. R. Feldpausch, O. L. Phillips, J. Miller, J. P. Ometto, H. Rocha, T. Baker, B. de Jong, R. A. Houghton, Y. Malhi, L. E. O. C. Aragão, J.-L. Guyot, K. Zhao, R. Jackson, P. Peylin, S. Sitch, B. Poulter, M. Lomas, S. Zaehle, C. Huntingford, P. Levy, and J. Lloyd

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