The map shows the percentage of organic carbon content in the surface horizon of soils in Europe.
The darker regions correspond to soils with high values of organic carbon. The darkest colours, especially in Estonia, Fennoscandinavia, Ireland and the United Kingdom, denote peatlands.
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