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Carbon profiles of typical forests types across Europe assessed with CO2FIX

Nabuurs, G.J., & M.J. Schelhaas

This technical paper presents for 16 typical forest types across Europe a standard carbon sequestration profile. The study was carried out with the model CO2FIX which was parameterized with local yield table data and additional required parameters. CO2FIX quantifies the carbon of the forest ecosystem–soil–wood products chain at the stand level. To avoid misleading results annual net sequestration rates are not presented here, because these strongly fluctuate in time. Therefore, only its advancing mean is presented as a more reliable indicator and to avoid a great deal of uncertainty for policy makers.

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