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Table 4 Bulk density, carbon, and nitrogen concentrations and masses per square meter at SDB-1 near the center of peat dome

From: Habitat evolution of a peat swamp forest and belowground carbon sequestration during the Holocene along the coastal lowland in Central Sumatra, Indonesia

Depth (cm) Sedimentary facis Number of samples Bulk density (kg m−3) Organic C (%) Organic N (%) C/N Thickness for calculation (cm) Stored C (kg C m−2) Stored N (kg N m−2)
0–40 DP 2 45.9 (3.0) 35.9 (0.6) 1.4 (0.1) 26.6 (1.7) 40 3.3 0.1
40–130 LP 2 33.0 (9.6) 53.2 (1.7) 1.0 (0.2) 56.3 (9.1) 90 19.3 0.4
130–150 DeP 2 112.8 (47.0) 56.8 (2.9) 1.0 (0.1) 56.8 (7.2) 20 12.8 0.2
150–170 LP 1 42.8 56.5 0.8 71.5 20 4.8 0.1
170–188 DeP 1 105.8 54.7 1.9 28.2 18 10.4 0.4
188–920 P 12 46.1 (22.7) 55.9 (6.2) 0.8 (0.1) 68.7 (5.4) 732 188.8 2.8
        0–920 239.5 3.9
  1. P peat, DP dried peat, LP loose peat, DeP decomposed peat. Values for the layers with plural samples are mean (standard deviation)