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Milesi, C., Running, S., Elvidge, C., Dietz, J., Tuttle, B., Nemani, R. 2005. Mapping and Modeling the Biogeochemical Cycling of Turf Grasses in the United States. Environmental Management. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc., New York, NY. Volume 36, Number 3. Pages 426-438
impacts, impervious, turfgrass, Ecosystem
In this study, relating turf grass area to an estimate of fractional impervious surface area, it was calculated that potentially 163,800 km2 of land are cultivated with turf grasses in the continental United States, an area three times larger than that of any irrigated crop.