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Total CO2 in biosphere Biosphere ~4E+16 kg 100244 Nobel, P. S. "Plant ...
Total biomass in the biosphere Biosphere ~2×10^12 (~5×10^30 living cells) tonnes of biomass 111594 Landenmark HK, Forgan DH...
Total carbon stored in aquatic biosphere Biosphere 1-2 10^15 g 100977 aquatic photosynthesis...
The total DNA content in the biosphere Biosphere 5.3×10^31±3.6×10^31 Table - link (5×10^10 tonnes of DNA) Mb 111593 Landenmark HK, Forgan DH...
Total carbon stored in the terrestrial biosphere Biosphere 2000 10^15 g 100974 aquatic photosynthesis...
Estimated number of tailed phages in the biosphere Biosphere >1E+30 tailed phages 104839 Mann NH. Phages of the...
Total terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP) of the biosphere Biosphere 120 Pg dry weight/year 100596 Human Appropriation of...
Global Biomass and Productivity in the Biosphere Biosphere Table - link N/A 103500 John Harte, Consider...
Total carbon stored in the terrestrial biosphere - dead biomass Biosphere 1200 10^15 g 100976 aquatic photosynthesis...
Total net primary productivity of the biosphere (terrestrial and oceanic) Biosphere 1.7E+17 g dry weight/year 100602 Jorg Overmann and Ferran...
Total carbon stored in the terrestrial biosphere - living biomass Biosphere 600-1000 10^15 g 100975 aquatic photosynthesis...
Productivity of the biosphere before it was powered by the sun Biosphere ≥1,000 - 1,000,000 times less than today 113580 Olivia P. Judson, The...
Milestones in the evolution of the Earth and its biosphere Biosphere Table - link Years before present 109596 Vaclav Smil, The Earth's...
Amount of oxygen in biosphere (for mass of total oxygen see 'Comments' section) Biosphere Net total amount 5.63×10^20: free oxygen in the atmosphere 3.75×10^19: dissolved oxygen in the oceans 3.1×10^17: (the remainder stored in a large number of oxidized terrestrial and oceanic compounds) mol 116069 Duursma EK, Boisson MPRM...
Fraction of all microbial cells that inhabit the deep biosphere (accounting for a third to half of all living biomass carbon on Earth) Biosphere 94 % of all microbial cells 115328 Braun S et al., Size...
Total plant biomass on Earth (≈80% of total biomass) Biosphere ≈450 gigatons of carbon (Gt C) 115270 Bar-On YM, Phillips R...
Fraction of primary production in lakes harboring anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria that is anoxygenic Biosphere 28.7 % 113692 Jorg Overmann and Ferran...
Terrestrial and oceanic global net primary production (NPP) Biosphere terrestrial 50 - 54%: oceanic 46 - 50 % 115192 Mackinder et al., A repeat...
Total biomass on Earth Biosphere ≈550 gigatons of carbon (Gt C) 115269 Bar-On YM, Phillips R...
Present day geothermal energy produced by earth Biosphere ~0.0292 W/m^2 100603 Jorg Overmann and Ferran...