Definition of Carbon Pools

The definitions of carbon pools according to IPCC (2006) are given in Table 4.3. Above-ground biomass (AGE) Above-ground biomass is expressed as tonnes of biomass or carbon per hectare. Above-ground biomass is the most important and visible carbon pool, and the dominant carbon pool in forests and plantations, although not in grasslands and croplands. Above-ground biomass is given the highest importance in carbon inventory and in most mitigation projects and is the most important pool for...

Type and Shape of Sample Plots 10721 Type of Plots

Two types of sample plots could be adopted for land-based projects, namely permanent sample plots and temporary sample plots the type of vegetation determines which of the two is to be adopted. Permanent plots are used mainly for measuring changes in carbon stocks in perennial vegetation where, for example, the trees may have to be measured over a number of years. This approach is suitable for most of the land-based projects involving tree carbon pools Permanent sample plots are generally...