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Climate and Carbon Exchange

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Harvard Forest EMS towerHow carbon moves into and out of the forest, and how carbon cycles within the forest, is fundamental to understanding the forest's metabolism. Weather and climate affect the forest's metabolism, and in turn, how much carbon the forest absorbs from the atmosphere may mitigate climate change. Long-term eddy-covariance measurements provide continuous estimates of atmosphere-biosphere exchange of carbon, water, energy, ozone, and nitrogen compounds.

Key research programs addressing climate and carbon exchange at the Harvard Forest include:

Related Data & Publications

Publications - Published papers from Harvard Forest research related to climate and carbon exchange.

Datasets - Data and metadata for climate and carbon exchange research at the Forest.

Abstracts for Current Research - Summaries of ongoing climate and carbon exchange research at the Forest.