Potential Carbon Sequestration under Restoration
Objective: Learn how to compute carbon sequestration under different forest restoration activities.
Estimated time of completion: 20 minutes
Internet access: Required
- Refer to the Potential carbon sequestration from restoration for background information on the datasets and
methodology used for this tutorial.
Estimate potential impacts of restoration
In the Algorithms tab in Trends.Earth plugin in QGIS, under the Experimental menu, select Potential change in biomass due to restoration - Above and below ground woody menu.
Select the Estimate potential impacts of restoration menu by selecting Execute locally.
A window will appear where you can select the paramaters for the restoration analysis. Select the type of restoration: terrestrial or coastal (mangrove). Define the length of the intervention in year.
Select Change region to define the area of interest.
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If using Trends.Earth for official purposes, it is recommended that users choose an official boundary provided by the designated office of their country.
Use your own area file: If you want to use your own area of analysis, make sure the Area from file option is highlighted. Then click Browse and navigate to the folder in your computer where you have the file stored.
Add a descriptive name and notes for the analysis
Select Schedule remote exectution
A light blue bar will temporarily show, indicating that the task was successfully submitted. The analysis will be run in Google servers and could take between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the size of the study area (larger areas tend to take longer).
Table summarizing likely changes in biomass
Go the the Datasets tab to Add default layers from this dataset to map.
In order to view the defined area of interest with reference data, select the Load Base Map in the Datasets tab.
Go back to the Algorithms tab in Trends.Earth plugin in QGIS, under the Experimental menu, select Potential change in biomass due to restoration - Above and below ground woody menu and select the Execute locally button under Table summarizing likely changes in biomass.
- The layers will pre-populate in the data layer drop-down lists. Confirm the region is the same area of interest, provide descriptive names and notes and select Execute locally.
A spreadsheet comparing the final outputs is saved in your trends_earth_data* folder under your user account on your computer (e.g., C:Usersmnoontrends_earth_data).