Inland wetland mineral soils

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College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science


This chapter provides supplementary guidance for estimating and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from managed lands with Inland Wetland Mineral Soils (IWMS) for all land-use categories (see Chapter 1 and decision tree in Chapter 1 in this supplement for what is specifically covered in this chapter in relationship to other chapters in this supplement). Information on Tier 1 default methods for Wetland Mineral Soil (WMS) is found in Table 2.3, Chapter 2, Volume 4 of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2006 IPCC Guidelines). This chapter covers "inland" managed lands with WMS; coastal lands with WMS are addressed in Chapter 4 (Coastal Wetlands) of this supplement. The distinction between "inland" and "coastal" zones is defined in Chapter 4. Constructed wetlands with IWMS are addressed in Chapter 6 (Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment) of this supplement.

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2013 This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain. Publisher’s version of record: https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/46915

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2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories: wetlands