DATASET

European map of forest above and below-ground carbon

Collection: JRC-FOREST : JRC Forest Research Activities 

Description

This is a pan-European map of living forest above-ground carbon. 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.

Contact

Email
jrc-fise-info (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) (2014): European map of forest above and below-ground carbon. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/8dcd61eb-c97f-4c92-886f-5027bad233ed

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

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
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GEO
POLYGON((-36.684 67.658,74.359 67.658,74.359 28.922,-36.684 28.922,-36.684 67.658))
GEO
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Temporal coverage

From date To date
2006-01-01 2006-12-31

Lineage information

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) and the map FAO’s map of Global Ecological Zones for the Global Forest. Secondly, several average amounts and factors sourced from the IPCC report on Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (IPCC, 2006).

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2021-01-21
Issued date
2014-10-15
Landing page
http://forest.jrc.ec.europa.eu/activities/forest-ecosystem-services 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/8dcd61eb-c97f-4c92-886f-5027bad233ed
Popularity