Carbon Budget of Boreal Forests.
Lesson 1: Introduction.
5. COMPONENTS OF CARBON BUDGET


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Components of carbon budget

The carbon balance of the whole system, or of one of its component, is a measure showing the system or component (at a given time) acting as a carbon

- sink: If flows to the system or component are greater than flows from the system or component, i.e. net sequestration is positive; or

- source: If flows to the system or component are less than flows from system or component, i.e. net sequestration is negative; or

- The system can also be in balance, neither sink nor source, if flows to the system or component are equal to flows from the system or component.
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