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A method countries can use to estimate changes in carbon stored in harvested wood products and the uncertainty of such estimates

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Skog, Kenneth E.; Pingoud, Kim; Smith, James E.

Year Published

2004

Publication

Environmental Management. 33(Supplement 1): S65-S73.

Abstract

A method is suggested for estimating additions to carbon stored in harvested wood products (HWP) and for evaluating uncertainty. The method uses data on HWP production and trade from several decades and tracks annual additions to pools of HWP in use, removals from use, additions to solid waste disposal sites (SWDS), and decay from SWDS. The method is consistent with IPCC guidance for estimating emissions from SWDS. Uncertainty is postulated in the form of probability density functions for 14 variables, using Monte Carlo simulation.

Keywords

carbon sequestration; harvested wood products; estimation methods

Citation

Skog, Kenneth E.; Pingoud, Kim; Smith, James E. 2004. A method countries can use to estimate changes in carbon stored in harvested wood products and the uncertainty of such estimates. Environmental Management. 33(Supplement 1): S65-S73.

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