Spatial variation in bulk density and soil organic carbon in the Bamford catchment | 2021
Author: Tia Crouch, Moors for the Future Partnership
Publication Date: August 2021
Summary: A study investing how much carbon is stored within the blanket peat in the Bamford catchment. It is estimated that approximately 9,000,000 t of Carbon is stored in the peat.
Peatlands such as the blanket bog moors in the Peak District and South Pennines store a huge amount of carbon in the peat.
This study investigated how much carbon is stored within the blanket peat in the Bamford Water Treatment Works catchment in the Peak District. It builds upon the findings and recommendations of a 2011 peat depth survey of the same catchment. The study found that the soil bulk density and carbon concentration of peat within the Bamford catchment follows a similar pattern: high in the uppermost layer of the bog, lower in the main peat body, and higher at the base of the bog. It is estimated that approximately 9,000,000 tonnes of carbon is stored within the peat soils of the Bamford WTW catchment.
Keywords: Climate Change; Science; Carbon; Ecosystem services | Natural Capital