publication . Article . 2004

Modeling carbon stores in Oregon and Washington forest products: 1900–1992

Mark E. Harmon; Janice M. Harmon; William K. Ferrell; David J. Brooks;
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  • Published: 06 Nov 2004
Abstract
A new model, FORPROD, for estimating the carbon stored in forest products, considers both the manufacture of the raw logs into products and the fate of the products during use and disposal. Data for historical patterns of harvest, manufacturing efficiencies, and product use and disposal were used for estimating the accumulation of carbon in Oregon and Washington forest products from 1900 to 1992. Pools examined were long- and short-term structures, paper supplies, mulch, open dumps, and landfills. The analysis indicated that of the 1,692 Tg of carbon harvested during the selected period, only 396 Tg, or 23%, is currently stored. Long-term structures and landfill...
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free text keywords: Atmospheric Science, Global and Planetary Change, Mulch, Carbon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Waste management, Atmosphere, Forest product, Environmental science, Decomposition, Sensitivity analyses, Carbon cycle
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