Articles | Volume 11, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 11, 6573–6593, 2014
Biogeosciences, 11, 6573–6593, 2014
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01 Dec 2014
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Estimated stocks of circumpolar permafrost carbon with quantified uncertainty ranges and identified data gaps

G. Hugelius et al.

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This study provides an updated estimate of organic carbon stored in the northern permafrost region. The study includes estimates for carbon in soils (0 to 3 m depth) and deeper sediments in river deltas and the Yedoma region. We find that field data is still scarce from many regions. Total estimated carbon storage is ~1300 Pg with an uncertainty range of between 1100 and 1500 Pg. Around 800 Pg carbon is perennially frozen, equivalent to all carbon dioxide currently in the Earth's atmosphere.
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