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The aerial fertilization effect of CO sub 2 and its implications for global carbon cycling and maximum greenhouse warming

Abstract

The author observes that the CO{sub 2} sequestering ability of the world's plant life should increase with the rising CO{sub 2} content of the atmosphere. The enhanced cyclic variation of atmospheric CO{sub 2} in the Northern Hemisphere is seen to be a result of the CO{sub 2} fertilization effect. Trees are responsible for about two-thirds of global photosynthesis. It is calculated that a 300 ppm increase in atmospheric CO{sub 2} produces a 182 per cent increase in the mean productivity of the world's forests. Global warming yet to be faced will not be much more than that which has already occurred. The rising CO{sub 2} content of the atmosphere provides a strong impetus for forest expansion, and a solution to any problems its continued upward trend might produce by intensifying the major mechanisms for its removal. 22 refs., 1 fig.
Authors:
Idso, S B [1] 
  1. US Water Conservation Laboratory, Phoenix, AZ (USA)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1991
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
CLA-92-041061; EDB-92-051476
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; (United States); Journal Volume: 72:7
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FORESTS; CARBON DIOXIDE FIXATION; PLANT GROWTH; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; CARBON DIOXIDE; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; FERTILIZATION; GLOBAL ASPECTS; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; NORTHERN HEMISPHERE; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; TREES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CLIMATIC CHANGE; CONTROL; EARTH PLANET; GROWTH; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS; PLANETS; PLANTS; POLLUTION CONTROL; SYNTHESIS; 540120* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (1990-)
OSTI ID:
5607450
Country of Origin:
United States
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-0007; CODEN: BAMIA
Submitting Site:
CLA
Size:
Pages: 962-965
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Idso, S B. The aerial fertilization effect of CO sub 2 and its implications for global carbon cycling and maximum greenhouse warming. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1991)072<0962:TAFEOC>2.0.CO;2.
Idso, S B. The aerial fertilization effect of CO sub 2 and its implications for global carbon cycling and maximum greenhouse warming. United States. doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1991)072<0962:TAFEOC>2.0.CO;2.
Idso, S B. 1991. "The aerial fertilization effect of CO sub 2 and its implications for global carbon cycling and maximum greenhouse warming." United States. doi:10.1175/1520-0477(1991)072<0962:TAFEOC>2.0.CO;2. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1175/1520-0477(1991)072<0962:TAFEOC>2.0.CO;2.
@misc{etde_5607450,
title = {The aerial fertilization effect of CO sub 2 and its implications for global carbon cycling and maximum greenhouse warming}
author = {Idso, S B}
abstractNote = {The author observes that the CO{sub 2} sequestering ability of the world's plant life should increase with the rising CO{sub 2} content of the atmosphere. The enhanced cyclic variation of atmospheric CO{sub 2} in the Northern Hemisphere is seen to be a result of the CO{sub 2} fertilization effect. Trees are responsible for about two-thirds of global photosynthesis. It is calculated that a 300 ppm increase in atmospheric CO{sub 2} produces a 182 per cent increase in the mean productivity of the world's forests. Global warming yet to be faced will not be much more than that which has already occurred. The rising CO{sub 2} content of the atmosphere provides a strong impetus for forest expansion, and a solution to any problems its continued upward trend might produce by intensifying the major mechanisms for its removal. 22 refs., 1 fig.}
doi = {10.1175/1520-0477(1991)072<0962:TAFEOC>2.0.CO;2}
journal = {Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society; (United States)}
volume = {72:7}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United States}
year = {1991}
month = {Jul}
}