Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

Alternative and applied methods for combining different data sources for carbon stock estimates in forests

The method applied including the two phases and the different data sources is a combined 2-phase multi source inventory for carbon stock. Multi source inventories have been recently applied by Tomppo (2001), Tuominen et al. (2001) for accuracy and efficiency improvement of forest inventories. In the project consistent and harmonized methodologies will be developed to quantify carbon stocks and stock changes in European forests. These methods will be based on linking the currently available inventory data with biomass expansion factors, soil carbon observations. The individual methods (soils measurements, BEFs, stem wood volume measurements, remote sensing) will be integrated in test sites representing the major climatic regions in Europe.

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