Geographic distribution of current C stock in the world’s forests

Range in tropical forests 471±93 Pg C (55%): in boreal 272±23 Pg C (32%): in temperate 119±6 Pg C (14%)
Organism Biosphere
Reference Pan Y et al., A large and persistent carbon sink in the world's forests. Science. 2011 Aug 19 333(6045):988-93. doi: 10.1126/science.1201609 p.989 middle column top paragraph & Supporting Online Material p.26 table S3 Table - link PubMed ID21764754
Comments "Geographically, 471±93 Pg C (55%) is stored in tropical forests, 272±23 Pg C (32%) in boreal, and 119±6 Pg C (14%) in temperate forests." Pg C=petagrams (10^15 grams) of carbon. See notes beneath table
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