Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon

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John M. Kimble, Ronald F. Follett, Bobby A. Stewart
CRC Press, Dec 28, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 696 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Chapter
3
Chapter
23
Chapter 3
32
Chapter 4
45
Chapter 6
69
Chapter 7
87
Chapter 8
105
Characterization of Soil Organic Carbon Pools
117
Chapter 23
339
Chapter 25
361
Chapter 27
381
Chapter 28
403
Assessing the Impact of Erosion on Soil Organic Carbon Pools and Fluxes
417
Chapter 31
451
Chapter 32
469
Chapter 33
485

Chapter 10
131
Chapter 11
147
Chapter 12
167
Chapter 13
185
Chapter 15
207
Chapter 16
221
Chapter 18
273
Fractionating Soil in Stable Aggregates Using a Rainfall Simulator
285
Chapter 21
311
G Blair R Lefroy A Whitbread N Blair and A Conteh
324
Chapter 35
513
Chapter 36
533
Chapter 37
553
Chapter 38
577
A National Inventory of Changes in Soil Carbon from National Resources
593
Chapter 40
613
Chapter 41
629
Chapter 42
645
Chapter 43
659
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School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus.

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