Carbon Storage and Accumulation in United States Forest Ecosystems


United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. General Technical Report W0-59 August 1992.
Richard A. Birdsey, Program Manager, Global Change Research, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Radnor, PA


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Forests and the Global Carbon Cycle

Estimation Methods

Carbon Storage and Accumulation in U.S. Forests

Carbon Storage in the United States
Carbon Storage by Region
Carbon Storage by Forest Type
Changes in Carbon Storage

Glossary

Literature Cited

Appendix 1. Methods to Estimate Carbon Storage and Accumulation

Carbon Storage in Trees
Carbon Storage in the Soil
Carbon Storage on the Forest Floor
Carbon Storage in Understory Vegetation

Appendix 2. Basic Carbon Storage and Accumulation Tables




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