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Table 5 Carbon storage per unit area of tidal flat soils (this study, estimated) and salt marsh soils (from published literature). All data refer to the top 1 m soil. This is done by Monte Carlo simulation from values in literature

From: Estimation of carbon storage in coastal wetlands and comparison of different management schemes in South Korea

Study site/region Mean (kg m−2) Range (kg m−2) Reference
Pristine Mud Flat 28.6 7.8–47.9 This study
Impacted Mud Flat 2 13.9 4.8–27.2 This study
Impacted Mud Flat 1 18.2 7.3–34.9 This study
Global 25.5 1.6–62.3 (Howard et al. 2014)
1–295.5 (Duarte et al. 2013)
4.74–189.8 (Murray et al. 2011)
19.5 (Bridgham et al. 2006)
Northeast Canada 34.5 18.0–73.0 (Murray et al. 2011)
Gulf of Mexico 51.8 10.0–189.8 (Murray et al. 2011)
New England 36.7 20.0–60.0 (Murray et al. 2011)
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland 32.5 24.6–44.0 (Murray et al. 2011)
Florida 27.8 15.4–46.2 (Murray et al. 2011)
California 23.5 9.0–43.3 (Murray et al. 2011)