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Present day geothermal energy produced by earth Biosphere ~0.0292 W/m^2 100603 Jorg Overmann and Ferran...
Total biomass on Earth Biosphere ≈550 gigatons of carbon (Gt C) 115269 Bar-On YM, Phillips R...
Nitrogen flow on Earth Biosphere Table - link N/A 103506 John Harte, Consider...
Total organic carbon on Earth Biosphere ~2,000 Gt C 111600 Landenmark HK, Forgan DH...
Environmental parameters on Mars and Earth surfaces Biosphere Table - link N/A 114113 Verseux et al., Sustainable...
Number of microbial species on Earth Biosphere 10^11 - 10^12 species 113932 Locey KJ, Lennon JT....
Phosphorus flow on Earth Biosphere Table - link N/A 103508 John Harte, Consider...
Estimated number of viral particles on earth Biosphere 1E+31 viral particles 110706 Minot S, Bryson A, Chehoud C...
Carbon flow on Earth Biosphere Table - link N/A 103492 John Harte, Consider...
Surface area of earth covered by land Biosphere 1.48e+8 km^2 100541 http://hypertextbook...
Surface area of earth covered by water Biosphere 3.62e+8 km^2 100542 http://hypertextbook...
Total marine biomass on Earth Biosphere ≈6 gigatons of carbon (Gt C) 115273 Bar-On YM, Phillips R...
Number of lightning bolts striking the earth Biosphere >1.4×10^9 lightning bolts/year 113587 Olivia P. Judson, The...
Total plant biomass on Earth (≈80% of total biomass) Biosphere ≈450 gigatons of carbon (Gt C) 115270 Bar-On YM, Phillips R...
Total solar electromagnetic energy reaching the earth Biosphere 160 W/m^2 104558 Jorg Overmann and Ferran...
Global amount of RuBisCO - most abundant protein on Earth Biosphere ~4e+13 grams 103827 R.J. Ellis, 1979, The...
Biological nitrogen fixation on Earth Biosphere 2e+14 Kg (N)/Year 103507 John Harte, Consider...
Estimated number of insects on earth at a given moment Insect 1E+18 Unitless 104961 Bert Holldobler and Edward...
Sulfur flow on Earth Biosphere Table - link N/A 103509 John Harte, Consider...
Average heat flow through the earth crust Biosphere 0.059 W/m^2 100747 Sustainable Energy -...