The northeast Pacific coastal temperate rainforest in southeast Alaska can store more than 1,000 tons of carbon per hectare in biomass and soil. Across this region, glaciers are disappearing faster than most other places on the planet, and winter snowfall is turning into winter rain. “This is an incredible landscape in a relatively compact area we have as much biomass carbon as 8% of the lower 48 states put together,” said study co-lead author Assistant Integrative Biology Professor Brian Buma.
Warming climate triggers major changes in the temperate rainforest
Earth.com, Mar 13