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   dcterms:identifier "key-message-15-3";
   gcis:findingNumber "15.3"^^xsd:string;
   gcis:findingStatement "The lateral flux of carbon from tidal wetlands to estuaries is 16 Ā± 10 Tg C per year for North America (<em>low confidence, likely</em>)."^^xsd:string;
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## Properties of the finding:
   gcis:descriptionOfEvidenceBase "In Key Finding 3, 16 studies were conducted to quantify the lateral flux of organic carbon (12 studies) and inorganic carbon (4 studies) from tidal wetlands to estuaries at individual locations. The organic carbon flux studies are summarized in Herrmann et al. (2015) and the inorganic carbon flux studies are summarized in Najjar et al. (2018). These studies were scaled to all of North America using estimates of tidal wetland area."^^xsd:string;
   gcis:assessmentOfConfidenceBasedOnEvidence "The low confidence is due to the limited number of measurements and time periods. There is appreciation, however, that at a continental scale, there is a strong likelihood that tidal wetlands export carbon to estuaries, although the magnitude of the flux is highly uncertain."^^xsd:string;
   gcis:newInformationAndRemainingUncertainties "The major uncertainty in this Key Finding is the limited spatial and temporal extents of the 16 individual flux measurements. Tidal wetlands are highly heterogeneous and vary in their procĀ­essing of carbon on a wide variety of timescales. Hence, tidal wetlands are likely to have been undersampled in terms of lateral exchanges. However, tidal wetlands consistently export carbon and the range of estimates is less than an order of magnitude."^^xsd:string;

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