Understanding Disturbance and Climate Effects on Carbon Balance

Our primary goals were to provide a regional test of the overall North American Carbon Program (NACP) strategy by demonstrating bottom-up and top-down approaches to determine the carbon balance of the West Coast of the US, and to develop global carbon cycle modeling and analysis focused on the use of remote sensing data.

Phase I of this project focused on modeling and understanding disturbance and climate effects on the carbon balance of Oregon and Northern California. Phase II extended this work to include all of Oregon, Washington and California.