Essays about: "Carbon Sink"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 54 essays containing the words Carbon Sink.

  1. 1. Re-thinking green roof design : The prospect of a carbon sink structure investigated through a life cycle cost-benefit analysis

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Internationella miljöinstitutet

    Author : Aziliz Le Rouzo; [2020]
    Keywords : Carbon Footprint; Green Roof Design; Carbon Sink; Cost-Effectiveness; Life cycle Cost-Benefit Analysis; Green Roofs; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Green Roofs (GRs) have been used worldwide as a solution for greening cities, while providing useful services to society such as storm water management, improved air quality, energy savings, and increased biodiversity, to name a few. However, the environmental impact of their structure has been understudied, and more importantly, the carbon cost related to the use of materials that have a high carbon footprint has received little to no attention. READ MORE

  2. 2. Soil organic carbon prediction using Sentinel-2 data and the LUCAS topsoil database

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Philipp Hansen; [2020]
    Keywords : Sentinel-2 LUCAS topsoil database Soil organic carbon mapping Multispectral data; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Its carbon sink potential as well as soil fertility benefits make organic carbon a soil variable for which reliable quantification methods are sought. This thesis work aims at investigating the possibility of adapting a large soil spectral library to build models for SOC predictions with remotely sensed, multispectral data. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pyrolytic biochar stability assessed by chemical accelerating aging method

    University essay from KTH/Materialvetenskap

    Author : Binbin Chen; [2020]
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    Abstract : Now that the EU and Sweden have adopted a new climate policy framework to regulate net carbon emission. A new concept, negative CO2 emission, has been considered to neutralize the CO2 generated from necessary consumption of fossil fuel. Biochar, as a pyrolytic product from biomass, can store carbon in a relatively stable way. READ MORE

  4. 4. Opportunities and Barriers of Carbon Farming from a Sustainable Livelihoods Perspective - A Case Study from Sweden

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Jinsong Yang; [2020]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Carbon Farming; Sustainable Livelihoods; Soil Carbon; Agriculture in Sweden; Climate Mitigation;

    Abstract : With changes in climate and increasing resource scarcity in the future, transition towards a more sustainable and resilient agriculture system that promotes maintenance of a range of ecosystem services is important. Meanwhile, significant global greenhouse gas reduction targets require all sectors including agriculture to take radical actions immediately. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effects of 100 years of drainage on peat properties in a drained peatland forests in northern Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management

    Author : Mikaela Casselgård; [2020]
    Keywords : ash content; biodiversity; bulk density; carbon; climate; compaction; ditch; drainage; greenhouse gas emissions; groundwater level; isotopes; nitrogen; peatland; restoration;

    Abstract : Natural peatlands provide a small but persistent long-term carbon (C) sink. However, within the last century their extent in Sweden has declined by about 1.5-2.0 million hectares due to drainage activities. READ MORE