Low-Carbon Technologies: Agriculture Measuring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV)

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There are a variety of techniques that can be used to measure GHG emissions.  Oftentimes a particular technique is chosen based upon the measurement environment and available resources.  Measurements taken at point sources in agriculture, for example, often call for techniques that use chambers or micrometeorological measurements.  Measurements taken at whole farms, on the other hand, might use an emerging technique like a dispersion model.  Since different techniques can yield different results, using more than one technique is recommended to mitigate errors in data collection.  Measurement techniques are further limited because they tend to function best when used to determine relative changes in emissions rather than absolute measures of emissions.