Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4263–4274, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4263-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4263–4274, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4263-2021

Data description paper 31 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 31 Aug 2021

A global map of root biomass across the world's forests

Yuanyuan Huang et al.

Data sets

Supporting data and code for A global map of root biomass across the world's forests Yuanyuan Huang, Phillipe Ciais, Maurizio Santoro, David Makowski, Jerome Chave, Dmitry Schepaschenko, Rose Z. Abramoff, Daniel S. Goll, Hui Yang, Ye Chen, Wei Wei, and Shilong Piao https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12199637.v1

Model code and software

Supporting data and code for A global map of root biomass across the world's forests Yuanyuan Huang, Phillipe Ciais, Maurizio Santoro, David Makowski, Jerome Chave, Dmitry Schepaschenko, Rose Z. Abramoff, Daniel S. Goll, Hui Yang, Ye Chen, Wei Wei, and Shilong Piao https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12199637.v1

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Roots play a key role in our Earth system. Here we combine 10 307 field measurements of forest root biomass worldwide with global observations of forest structure, climatic conditions, topography, land management and soil characteristics to derive a spatially explicit global high-resolution (~ 1 km) root biomass dataset. In total, 142 ± 25 (95 % CI) Pg of live dry-matter biomass is stored belowground, representing a global average root : shoot biomass ratio of 0.25 ± 0.10.