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Table 1 Periodic assessment in China of the amounts of carbon in forests and plantations, density and accumulation between 1949 and 1998

From: Development of monitoring and assessment of forest biomass and carbon storage in China

Period Forest carbon (Pg) Plantation carbon (Pg) Forest carbon density (Mg · ha−1) Annual carbon accumulation (Pg · a−1)
1949 5.06 49.45
1950–1962 4.58 46.67 −0.040
1973–1976 4.44 0.27 43.83 −0.010
1977–1981 4.38 0.33 45.75 −0.013
1984–1988 4.45 0.52 43.53 0.011
1989–1993 4.63 0.61 42.58 0.035
1994–1998 4.75 0.72 44.91 0.026
  1. Source: Fang et al. ([2001]).