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A model of forest floor carbon mass for United States forest typesAuthor(s): James E. Smith; Linda S. Heath
Source: Res. Pap. NE-722. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 37 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIncludes a large set of published values of forest floor mass and develop large-scale estimates of carbon mass according to region and forest type. Estimates of average forest floor carbon mass per hectare of forest applied to a 1997 summary forest inventory, sum to 4.5 Gt carbon stored in forests of the 48 contiguous United States.
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CitationSmith, James E.; Heath, Linda S. 2002. A model of forest floor carbon mass for United States forest types. Res. Pap. NE-722. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 37 p.
Keywordsforest carbon budget, carbon sequestration, afforestation
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