Comparisons of Recent Estimates of Gross Annual Carbon Emissions Due to Tropical Deforestation
Gross annual carbon emissions resulting from gross forest cover loss and peat drainage and burning between 2000 and 2005 compared to recently published estimates by Pan et al. (2011) and Baccini et al. (2012) for an overlapping time period (2000-2007 and 2000-2010, respectively). Error bars represent 90-percent prediction intervals around median deforestation emission estimates. The estimates from Pan et al. and Baccini et al. do not include peat emissions.
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