CO2FIX at the landscape level - an application for the Veluwe area, the Netherlands

M.J. Schelhaas, G.J. Nabuurs

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The carbon fixation model CO2FIX was adapted to run on landscape scale, and was applied to the Veluwe area, a forested region in the Netherlands. After a simulation of 500 years, the average carbon stock per hectare in the forest products compartment is about 10 Mg C per ha, the carbon stock in the soil about 125 and the carbon stock in the biomass about 100, in total 235 Mg C per ha. The proceeding average sink for the whole of the Veluwe area (73 180 ha) amounts to 0.037 Mt C in 2020, 0.034 Mt in 2032, and 0.009 Mt C in 2482. The actual annual sink saturates much earlier, around 2050, but continues to fluctuate. The spatial variability in the results is large and is a reflection of the temporal variability occurring in a rotation. The report discusses the accuracy of CO2FIX simulations, and compares results with other studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series



  • carbon
  • carbon dioxide
  • carbon cycle
  • stocks
  • global warming
  • greenhouse effect
  • forests
  • biomass
  • models
  • netherlands
  • veluwe

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