The dynamics of carbon transformations and transport in soil are complex and can result in sequestration of carbon in the soil as organic matter or in groundwater as dissolved carbonates, increased emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere, or export of carbon I various forms into aquatic systems. [Source: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program: Vision for the Program and Highlights of the Scientific Strategic Plan, 2003.
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