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Where do assumptions in Carbon Biophysical Table come from?

Hi all,

I'm curious about the values that are contained within the Carbon Model's carbon Biophysical Table. Do you know where these estimates come from? 



  • swolnyswolny Member, NatCap Staff
    Hi @mmilnar -

    Unfortunately, all of the sources for the terrestrial models' current sample data has been lost to time. Because of this, you should not use the values for your work. The User Guide chapter for the Carbon model does provide pointers to published sources of carbon pool values, so that is a good place to start. Ultimately, it's best to do your own literature search to see if studies have been done in your area, for a country's REDD policy, or something similar.

    ~ Stacie
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