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Table 9 Net change in SOC pool within 21 years from 1993 to 2014

From: Assessment of land use change and its effect on soil carbon stock using multitemporal satellite data in semiarid region of Rajasthan, India

Land use a1993 a2003 b2014
SOC (t/ha) SOC (Mt C) SOC (t/ha) SOC (Mt C) SOC (t/ha) SOC (Mt C)
Dry deciduous forest 37.78 102.96 37.78 101.58 37.78 97.36
Tropical thorn forest 28.41 61.08 28.41 43.40 28.41 36.53
Scrubland 24.91 34.18 24.91 38.58 24.91 23.37
Agricultural cropland 20.95 8.81 22.42 33.44 23.22 35.49
Agricultural Plantation 27.94 14.87 30.37 18.49 31.99 32.16
Agricultural fallow land 28.58 65.26 25.98 40.55 20.17 35.14
Total   287.16   276.04   260.05
  1. aBased on IPCC guideline
  2. bBased on field data