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Inconsistent outcome of the Carbon model
I applied the carbon storage and sequestration model but I have an outcome that is not coherent and I think is not correct. Assessing land use changes from 1990 to 2012 (attached file), the main change is a reduction of surface area of agricutural areas and an increase in forest and semi natural areas (CORINE Land Cover). According to the literature, the conversion from croplands to forest implies an increase in carbon stock. However, my results are different and according to the output of the model there is an increase in carbon stock of agricultural areas and a reduction in the carbon stock of forest and seminatural areas (when it was supposed to be the other way around). Can you explain me why is this happening?