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Main Title Estimates of Biomass Density for Tropical Forests.
Author Brown, S. ; Gaston, G. ;
CORP Author National Health and Environmental Effect Research Lab., Corvallis, OR. Western Ecology Div.
Publisher 1995
Year Published 1995
Report Number EPA/600/A-95/106;
Stock Number PB95-263653
Additional Subjects Biomass ; Tropical forests ; Trees(Plants) ; Density(Number/Volume) ; Carbon cycle ; Deforestation ; Organic matter ; Burning ; Man environment interactions ; Land use ; Forest land ; Climate change ; Forest management ; Global aspects ; Geographic information systems ; Models ; Reprints ; Forest inventory
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NTIS  PB95-263653 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/25/1995
Collation 18p
An accurate estimation of the biomass density in forests is a necessary step in understanding the global carbon cycle and production of other atmospheric trace gases from biomass burning. In this paper the authors summarize the various approaches that have developed for estimating above ground biomass density of tropical forests relying for the most part on forest inventory data and modeling in a geographic information system (GIS). To capture the spatial distribution of biomass density, we have developed a GIS model of the biophysical parameters that influence the distribution of biomass density. This model was combined with forest inventory and human population density data to produce a spatially explict estimation of biomass density both under natural conditions and with the influence of human activity.