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Documentation of California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory (First Edition - Last updated on 11/19/2007)

♦ Category: Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use

IPCC: 3B1 - Land - Forest Land
Sector: Agriculture & Forestry : Forest and Range Management

♦ Activity: Fire and other disturbances - Forest

♦ Greenhouse gas: Methane ( CH4 )

► Year 1990 —

● Greenhouse gas emission estimate —

Amount: 7,296 tonnes of CH4 Emitted (153,216 tonnes CO2 Eq.)
Basis: Model
Calculation: 1990-1994 extrapolation from land use and forestry models
Reference: CEC (2006). Inventory of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990 to 2004. CEC Publication CEC-600-2006-013-SF. Linear extrapolation to 1990 from 1994 using -0.1707% per year forest land decline between 1953 to 1994 trend from p. 14 in Shih (1998): The Land Base of California's Forests. CDF-Forest and Range Assessment Program (FRAP).

● Activity level used in calculations —

Basis: None
Reference: Not Applicable.

● Parameters and Constants used in calculations —

Parameter: Not applicable
Constant: Global warming potential of CH4 = 21
Reference: IPCC (1996). Second Assessment Report. Climate Change 1995: WG I - The Science of Climate Change. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; J.T. Houghton, L.G. Meira Filho, B.A. Callander, N. Harris, A. Kattenberg, and K. Maskell (eds.); Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, U.K.

● Greenhouse gas emitted per unit activity —

Amount: Not Applicable