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Main Title Comparison of Two Methods to Assess the Carbon Budget of Forest Biomes in the Former Soviet Union.
Author Kolchugina, T. P. ; Vinson., T. S. ;
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/166;
Stock Number PB94-160520
Additional Subjects Carbon cycle ; Forests ; Terrestrial ecosystems ; USSR ; Soils ; Carbon dioxide ; Vegetation ; Maps ; Statistical data ; Growth ; Structural timber ; Area ; Yield ; Estimates ; Primary biological productivity ; Reprint ; Sinks(Biosphere) ; Biomes ; Phytomass ; Mortmass
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NTIS  PB94-160520 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
The sink of CO2 and the carbon budget of forest biomes of the former Soviet Union (FSU) were assessed with two distinct approaches: (1) ecosystem/ecoregional, and (2) forest statistical data. The ecosystem/ecoregional approach was based on the integration of ecoregions (defined with a GIS analysis of several maps) with soil/vegetation carbon data bases. The forest statistical data approach was based on growing stock, annual increment of timber, and FSU yield tables. Applying the ecosystem/ecoregional approach, the area of forest biomes in the FSU was estimated at 1426.1 Mha (1,000,000 hectares); forest ecosystems comprised 799.9 Mha, non-forest ecosystems and arable land comprised 506.1 and 119.9 Mha, respectively. The FSU forested area was 28 percent of the global area of closed forests. (Copyright (c) 1993 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands.)