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Unit process data for field crop production version 2

Revisions are based on the original field crop production model described in Cooper et. al. (2012) 10.15482/USDA.ADC/1226080 and Cooper (2013) 10.15482/USDA.ADC/1226081

The goals for the release of Version 2 of the field crop data are to:

  • Rework the data to link up with the tier 2 field operations/ work process datasets.
  • Eliminate the use of service processes.
  • Rework balance parameters using a simpler formula.

Models represent states that produced field crops in the ARMS survey years included.

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Cooper, Joyce
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Intended Use
These models were developed as specific, average or generic unit process or LCI results data sets for use in “Accounting” situations (C2) as described in European Commission - Joint Research Centre - Institute for Environment and Sustainability: International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook - General guide for Life Cycle Assessment - Detailed guidance. First edition March 2010. EUR 24708 EN. Luxembourg. Publications Office of the European Union; 2010.
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These unit process models are aggregated to the state level. They may be aggregated regionally or nationally with proper documentation of the aggregation method.
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Cooper, Joyce
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Cooper (2015) “Unit process data for field crop production version 2” University of Washington Design for Environment Laboratory. Unpublished report. https://data.nal.usda.gov/dataset/unit-process-data-field-crop-production-version-2
Related Article

Cooper, J., Noon, M., & Kahn, E. (2012). Parameterization in Life Cycle Assessment inventory data: review of current use and the representation of uncertainty. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 17(6), 689-695. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-012-0411-1

AgID: 10113/196713

Cooper, J., Kahn, E., & Ebel, R. (2012). Sampling error in US field crop unit process data for life cycle assessment. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 18(1), 185-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11367-012-0454-3

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  • Plants & Crops
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Plants & Crops
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