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Maps of northern peatland extent, depth, carbon storage and nitrogen storage

Citation

Hugelius, Gustaf et al. (2020), Maps of northern peatland extent, depth, carbon storage and nitrogen storage, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.7m0cfxprn

Abstract

This dataset is grids of peatland extent, peat depth, peatland organic carbon storage, peatland total nitrogen storage and approximate extent of ombrotrophic/minerotrophic peatlands. 

The grids are geotiff files in 10 km pixel resolution projected in the World Azimuthal Equidistant projection. Note that the peat depth grid shows potential peat depth everywhere,also where there is no peatland cover. For files on peatland organic carbon, total nitrogen extent and extent of ombrotrophic/minerotrophic peatlands, there are separate files for Histosols (non-frozen peatlands) and Histels (frozen peatlands).

For further details on how the data was created we refer to the paper by Hugelius et al (2020) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: "Large stocks of peatland carbon and nitrogen are vulnerable to permafrost thaw" (https://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1916387117)

Methods

For further details on how the data was created we refer to the paper by Hugelius et al (2020) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: "Large stocks of peatland carbon and nitrogen are vulnerable to permafrost thaw" (https://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1916387117)