Bright2015 – Quantifying surface albedo and other direct biogeophysical climate forcings of forestry activities

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Bright and co-workers describe how forestry and other land-use activities not only alter the carbon balance, but also affect biogeophysical forcings, such as surface solar and thermal infrared radiation budgets and atmospheric turbulence, leading to alterations in the fluxes of heat, water vapor, momentum, carbon dioxide, other trace gases, and organic and inorganic aerosols between the land surface and the atmosphere. These biogeophysical forcings are rarely included in climate policies for forestry due to many challenges associated with their quantification. In this review, the scientific literature in the fields of atmospheric science and terrestrial ecology is quantified. Read the whol article in Global Change Biology.