The unique feature of this handbook is that it provides practical guidance on carbon inventory methods for four kinds of projects, namely, 1) development, implementation and monitoring of carbon mitigation in forest, agriculture and ...
Author: N.H. Ravindranath
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Carbon Inventory Methods Handbook fills the need for a handbook that provides guidelines and methods required for carbon inventory. It provides detailed step-by-step information on sampling procedures, field and laboratory measurements, application of remote sensing and GIS techniques, modeling, and calculation procedures along with sources of data for carbon inventory. The book is driven by a growing need for ‘carbon inventory’ for land use sections such as forests.
The book establishes the need for standardized methods that can be used by anyone, and helps us better understand the link between the pedosphere (soils) and the atmosphere.
Author: John M. Kimble
Publisher: CRC Press
Since carbon sequestration in soils reduces the amount of carbon available to the atmosphere, the Kyoto Protocols have heightened interest in soil carbon pools and their effect on carbon fluxes. Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon addresses many of the questions related to the measurement, monitoring, and verification of organic and inorganic carbon in soils. The major topics covered are: carbon pools; soil sampling and preparation, analytical techniques for soil carbon; soil erosion and sedimentation; remote sensing, GIS and modeling; procedures for scaling carbon data from point and local measurements to regional and even national scales; and economic and policy issues. In Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon, leading researchers show that we now have the ability to measure, monitor, and verify changes to soil carbon. The book establishes the need for standardized methods that can be used by anyone, and helps us better understand the link between the pedosphere (soils) and the atmosphere. It also shows the importance of developing links between the economics of carbon sequestration and the amounts sequestered, and highlights the need for scientists and policy makers to interact to ensure that policies fit within the scope of present technologies.
Nonetheless, extensions of the atmospheric sampling network In addition to
inventory methods, it is also possible to esti— mate carbon sources and sinks by
measuring carbon dioxide (C02) in the atmosphere. For example, if air exits the ...
Accompanying CD-ROM contains full text of book and appendixes. Cf. menu frames of CD-ROM.
IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme , Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change . Oldeman ... Carbon inventory methods . Handbook
for greenhouse gas inventory , carbon mitigation and roundwood production
Author: M. T. Abberton
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
This book profiles 13 contributions by some of the world's most active scientists on the subject of measuring soil carbon in grassland systems and sustainable grassland management practices. While many different aspects of carbon sequestration in grasslands are covered, many gaps in our knowledge are also revealed, and it is hoped that this book will promote discussion, prompt further research, contribute to develop global and national grassland strategies and contribute to sustainable production intensification.
ANNEX 1 : GHG INVENTORY METHODOLOGY GHG emissions may be derived
for a given process or combination of operations by one or more of the following
methods : Direct measurement : With a few exceptions , GHG emissions or ...
Publisher: Canadian Museum of Civilization/Musee Canadien Des Civilisations
This report begins with an overview of climate change and Canada's commitments under the Framework Convention on Climate Change, then reviews national characteristics affecting greenhouse gas emissions, the national greenhouse gas inventory, and policies & measures under the National Action Program on Climate Change. This is followed by chapters covering: a national projection of greenhouse gas emissions to 2020; possible impacts of climate change on Canada, including implications for water resources, health, agriculture, and forestry, as well as Canadian initiatives regarding adaptation to climate change; financial assistance & technology transfer activities related to climate change, including international initiatives; research & monitoring activities related to climate change; and education, training, & public awareness initiatives. Appendices include summaries of federal & provincial/territorial policies & measures affecting greenhouse gas emissions, by sector.