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1. 1 shows the breakdown of the net land-atmosphere flux through the 1990s into emissions from changes in land use and a residual terrestrial sink, based on the updated land use change emissions of Houghton (2003). 1, sections 4 and 5). These new estimates lie at the lower end of the range of estimates based on data reported by individual countries (Houghton 2003). If correct, they imply a residual terrestrial sink in the 1990s that is about 40 percent smaller than previous estimates. This budget, of course, does not attempt to represent the richness of the global carbon cycle.
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J. Scholes, W. L. Steffen, and C. Wirth. 2001. Recent patterns and mechanisms of carbon exchange by terrestrial ecosystems. Nature 414:169–172. PA R T I Crosscutting Issues 2 Current Status and Past Trends of the Global Carbon Cycle Christopher L. Sabine, Martin Heimann, Paulo Artaxo, Dorothee C. E. Bakker, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Christopher B. Field, Nicolas Gruber, Corinne Le Quéré, Ronald G. Prinn, Jeffrey E. Richey, Patricia Romero Lankao, Jayant A. Sathaye, and Riccardo Valentini In a global, long-term perspective, the record of atmospheric CO2 content documents the magnitude and speed of climate-driven variations, such as the glacial-interglacial cycles (which drove CO2 variations of ~100 parts per million [ppm] over 420,000 years).