Warming and Carbon Sequestration in the Corn Belt

March 08, 2021

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Photo of the sun setting over a field in the Midwest by wadegeorge88.

Crops grown in the Midwest are a sink for carbon dioxide, but one that is not well understood. Twelve years of data collected by the Tall Tower Trace Gas Observatory indicates that warmer temperatures seem to lead to less carbon sequestration by crops during their peak summer growing season. 

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