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- noun A unit of
massequal to 1012 (one trillion) grams. Symbol: Tg
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A teragram is the equivalent of 1 megatonne, or one million metric tons.
Think land use — US land use results in a negative 109.94 teragram flux of carbon to the atmosphere, or nearly 400 million metric ton equivalent of CO2.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to a teragram being 1.1 billion tons.
For Australia, a proportion of 20\% charcoal in soils would lead to a 135 teragram (135 billion kilograms) overestimation on a continental scale.
And Tropical Asia — developing world — meanwhile has a 1120 teragram positive flux of carbonthat’s about equal to 4,000 metric tons of CO2.