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Table 7 Low, medium and high peat carbon storage (GtC) by island and depth class, calculated using data from MoA 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
50–100 100–200 200–300 >300 Total carbon (Gt) %
Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High Low Med High
Kalimantan 0.31 0.47 0.62 0.81 1.21 1.62 1.32 1.64 2.30 2.30 5.76 7.68 4.74 9.08 12.22 34.8 35.9 36.2
Sumatra 0.58 0.87 1.16 1.14 1.71 2.28 1.62 2.03 3.57 3.57 8.92 11.90 6.91 13.53 18.91 50.8 53.4 56.0
Papua 0.79 1.18 1.58 0.53 0.80 1.06 0.58 0.73 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.90 2.71 2.64 14.0 10.7 7.8
Total 1.68 2.52 3.37 2.48 3.72 4.96 3.52 4.40 5.87 5.87 14.68 19.57 13.56 25.33 33.77    
  1. Percentage (%) of each total C estimate is indicated in the last column. Detailed data by province are provided in Additional file 1: Tables 17–19