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Main Title Carbon Pools and Flux on Forested Lands of the United States.
Author Gucinski, H. ; Turner, D. P. ; Peterson, C. E. ; Koerper, G. ;
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0006; EPA/600/A-94/110;
Stock Number PB94-182300
Additional Subjects Carbon dioxide ; Climatic changes ; Forest management ; United States ; Ecosystems ; Methane ; Accumulation ; Tropical regions ; Biomass ; General circulation models ; Carbon cycle ; Disturbances ; Harvesting ; Fir trees ; Age ; Oregon ; Carbon flux ; Deforestation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-182300 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 16p
The potential for global climate change due to the anthropogenic release of carbon dioxide methane, and other gases has focused attention on global forests. Forest ecosystems are a central component of the global carbon cycle and are of interest and concern for three reasons. One is the current contribution of deforestation, particularly in tropical latitudes, to the build-up of greenhouse gases. Second is the potential climate induced redistribution of the world's forests, which may result in the release of potentially large quantities of carbon. Last, there is the possibility that forests could be managed to increase the sequestering of carbon and thereby both delay the onset of climate change or diminish its magnitude. Such management could take advantage of possible benefits that may accrue from the direct effects of higher ambient CO2 levels or from the potential expansion of tropical forests due to the increased water availability predicted by some general circulation models. The paper outlines the authors' approach for estimating the carbon budget for the forest sector of the United States using existing data.