Estimate of Organic Carbon in World Soils1
- Hinrich L. Bohn2
The current estimate of organic carbon in world soils, 7.1 × 1014 kg, is based on such meager data that it must be viewed skeptically. The FAO-UNESCO soil map and other recent soil data indicate that the amount of organic soil carbon is about 30 × 1014 kg. This new estimate should allow more accurate portrayal of the role of soil carbon in the carbon cycle.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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