Estimation of forest biomass arising from forest management operation I - estimation based on simulations -

Byeong-il Ahn, Kyun Shik Lee, Chul Hwan Kim, Ji Young Lee

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Abstract

This paper estimates the nation wide amount of forest biomass arising from management operation for domestic forest based on the simulations that are composed of five scenarios for selecting the target area of thinning. In 2009, the forest biomass arising from thinning is estimated to be 6,642,174 m 3. The estimates of forest biomass in 2015 and 2018 are 5,935,140 m3 and 5,682,538 m3, respectively. Since the target forest for thinning policy is estimated to be decreasing, the biomass generated by thinning will decline too. The estimates of forest biomass can be used to induce more effective application of woody biomass rather than one-sided use such as raw materials for solid fuels including pellets and charcoals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-24
Number of pages10
JournalPalpu Chongi Gisul/Journal of Korea Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Volume41
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Forest biomass
  • Simulations
  • Solid fuels
  • Thinning
  • Woody biomass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Media Technology

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