Carbon Pool (Reservoir)
A system which has the capacity to accumulate or release carbon. Examples of carbon pools are forest biomass, wood products, soils, and atmosphere. The units are mass (e.g., t C).
IPCC, as quoted in Global Canopy Programme, "Glossary of Terms" - "The Little REDD Book. A Guide to governmental and non-governmental proposals for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation." (Global Canopy Foundation, November 2008.) IPCC. IPCC Special Report: Land use, Land-use Change, and Forestry. IPCC. 2000. http://www.globalcanopy.org/themedia/file/PDFs/LRB_lowres/lrb_en.pdf
A reservoir. A system which has the capacity to accumulate or release carbon.
Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry, Appendix III. Glossary, IPCC (http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/sres/land_use/013.htm).