||The forest sector carbon budget of the United States : carbon pools and flux under alternative policy options /
Turner, D. P. ;
Lee, J. J. ;
Koerper, G. J. ;
Barker, J. R.
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)--United States--Mathematical models. ;
Forest ecology--United States--Mathematical models. ;
Forest microclimatology--United States--Mathematical models. ;
Plants--Effect of carbon on--United States--Mathematical models. ;
Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)--Mathematical models. ;
Forest ecology--Mathematical models. ;
Forest microclimatology--Mathematical models. ;
Forest ecology--Mathematical models--United States. ;
Forest microclimatology--Mathematical models--United States. ;
Plants--Effect of carbon on--Mathematical models--United States.
Forest management ;
United States ;
Mathematical models ;
Carbon dioxide ;
Forest land ;
National carbon budget
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||xx, 201 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The document presents a model of the current and future carbon budget associated with the forest ecosystems of the contermious U.S. The focus is on effects of economic and environmental policy changes for the period of 1990-2040. In the study, the concept of 'forest ecosystem' has been expanded to 'forest sector' by including biomass that has been physically removed (harvested) for human use. The potential effects of climate change have not been incorporated; however, current research is directed at addressing this question. The specific objectives of the report are to: (1) Develop a methodology for quantifying the current and future forest sector carbon budget for the U.S., (2) Apply the methodology to quantify the current status of carbon pools and flux within the U.S. forest sector, (3) Apply the methodology to several scenarios based on alternative policy options, and (4) Identify gaps and deficiencies in the data and in the modeling approaches that require further effort.
Cover title. "May 1993." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 600-3-93-093." "PB93-196996."