A number of methods available for carbon inventory are described in Section 13.1.
The selection of the method depends on the following:
• Size of the project as determined by the number of sampling strata and the total number of soil samples to be analysed; remote sensing techniques could be deployed for very large projects and if the samples are few, CHN analyser could be used.
• Accuracy and cost, which may involve a trade-off: a CHN analyser is a very accurate but expensive; however, wet digestion is inexpensive and the most extensively adopted method.
The method to be adopted for carbon inventory has implications for costs and infrastructure requirement. Therefore, it is important to select the appropriate method for a given land-use category or project activity.
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