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Everything But the Carbon Sink
Released: 12/10/2001

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Note to Editors: Interviews with the scientists during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting can be arranged by contacting Harvey Leifert or Pat Jorgenson in the AGU newsroom in San Francisco at 415-905-1007.

Session: Tutorial: "The Carbon Cycle" is scheduled for Mon., Dec 10, from 9:30?10:00 am. This tutorial is part of a series of four, all on Mon. morning from 8:30-10:30 in Moscone Convention Center Room 131.

We know that global atmospheric CO2 concentrations are increasing and we are reasonably confident in our estimates of the sources. But CO2 source and sink estimates do not balance with the known atmospheric concentrations. Join U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Eric Sundquist as he discusses one of the biggest questions in global carbon cycle science today: where, why, and how big is the "missing" CO2 sink in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Fall AGU tutorials are being presented by leading scientists and are based on the meeting’s themes. They are intended to provide meeting attendees, including students and science writers, with background information and an overview of current developments in fields other than their own.


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