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Table 6 Low, medium and high estimates of peat carbon storage (GtC) by island and depth class, calculated using data from WI peat maps

From: An appraisal of Indonesia’s immense peat carbon stock using national peatland maps: uncertainties and potential losses from conversion

Province Depth class
<50 cm 50–100 cm 100–200 cm 200–400 cm 400–800 cm 800–1200 cm Total carbon (Gt) %
Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High
Kalimantan 0.01 0.03 0.06 0.53 0.79 1.05 0.82 1.22 1.63 1.35 2.03 2.70 2.57 3.85 5.13 1.37 1.71 2.05 6.64 9.63 12.63 34.5 31.3 31.2
Sumatra 0 0 0 0.12 0.18 0.24 1.98 3.45 4.59 1.22 2.19 2.93 6.14 9.21 12.28 0 0 0 9.46 15.0. 20.04 49.2 48.8 49.5
Papua 0.01 0.03 0.06 1.75 2.63 3.50 0.46 0.68 0.91 0.91 2.79 3.35 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.13 6.13 7.83 16.3 19.9 19.3
Total 0.02 0.06 0.120.12 2.40 3.60 4.79 3.25 5.35 7.14 3.48 7.02 8.98 8.70 13.06 17.41 1.37 1.71 2.05 19.23 30.79 40.49    
  1. Percentage (%) of each total C estimate is indicated in the last column. Detailed data by province are provided in Additional file 1: Tables 11–16