Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: jrc-fise-info@ec.europa.eu

Title: European map of living forest above and below-ground biomass

Description

This is a pan-European map of living forest above and below-ground biomass. The map was implemented following IPCC Tier 1 method. Maps of forest biomass stock and carbon are relevant for quantifying terrestrial carbon storage and carbon sinks as well as for estimating potential emissions from land cover changes (afforestation, deforestation, reforestation), forest fragmentation and biotic (pests) and abiotic (e.g. forest fires, windstorms) disturbances.

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Publications

  • publication A European map of living forest biomass and carbon stock - Executive report

    Barredo Cano J, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Caudullo G, Busetto L. A European map of living forest biomass and carbon stock - Executive report . EUR 25730. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union; 2012. JRC77439

    DOI:10.2788/780

Additional information
Last modified 2014-10-15
Issue date 2014-10-15
Landing page http://forest.jrc.ec.europa.eu/activities/forest-ecosystem-services
Temporal coverage

From: 2006-01-01 – To: 2006-12-31

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 52 ENVIRONMENT; 56 AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES; 64 PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
EuroVoc concept(s) biodiversity; forest; scientific research; tree
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/550eec8b-8006-49c8-a06f-8d1169d71a8c
Geographic information
Lineage
The map relies of the IPCC Tier 1 method and represents spatially-explicit biomass and carbon stock on forested land disaggregated at 1 km grid size. IPCC Tier 1 method applied to forest biomass requires two types of input data. First, maps of forest types (CORINE land cover) ...
Geographic bounding box

67.658° N, 74.359° E, 28.922° S, -36.684° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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