Organic Carbon in Soils of the World

  title={Organic Carbon in Soils of the World},
  author={Hari Eswaran and EVERT VAN DEN BERG and Paul Reich},
The C stored in soils is nearly three times that in the aboveground biomass and approximately double that in the atmosphere. Reliable estimates have been difficult to obtain due to a lack of global data on kinds of soils and the amount of C in each soil. With new data bases, our study is able to provide more reliable data than previous estimates. Globally, 1576 Pg of C is stored in soils, with ~ 506 Pg (32%) of this in soils of the tropics. It is also estimated that =40% of the C in soils of… CONTINUE READING
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