Long-term carbon accumulation in tropical peat swamp forests in Indonesia

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The model results indicate that peat accumulation rates are sensitive to climate (moisture) condition. The dry condition, perhaps generated by higher frequencies and intensities of El-Nino conditions, lead to reduced rates of peat accumulation. Simulated peat profile (Figs. 5 and 6) show that the majority of the remaining peat mass is derived from roots, which accounted for 12% of total NPP and had a decomposition rate intermediate to leaves and wood. The simulated peat mass and depth are within the range of the field measurements

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