The amount of carbon released from peat and forest fires in Indonesia during 1997

  title={The amount of carbon released from peat and forest fires in Indonesia during 1997},
  author={Susan E. Page and Florian Siegert and John O. Rieley and Hans-Dieter Viktor Boehm and Adi Jaya and Suwido H. Limin},
Tropical peatlands are one of the largest near-surface reserves of terrestrial organic carbon, and hence their stability has important implications for climate change. In their natural state, lowland tropical peatlands support a luxuriant growth of peat swamp forest overlying peat deposits up to 20 metres thick. Persistent environmental change—in particular, drainage and forest clearing—threatens their stability, and makes them susceptible to fire. This was demonstrated by the occurrence of… 
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