Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 13, 2003–2010, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 2003–2010, 2016

Ideas and perspectives 06 Apr 2016

Ideas and perspectives | 06 Apr 2016

Ideas and perspectives: Holocene thermokarst sediments of the Yedoma permafrost region do not increase the northern peatland carbon pool

Gustaf Hugelius et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (19 Feb 2016) by Richard Conant
AR by Gustaf Hugelius on behalf of the Authors (02 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Mar 2016) by Richard Conant
Short summary
We investigate the properties of soils and sediments in a particular and ancient Siberian permafrost landscape. We critically examine statements from a recent study that specific permafrost landforms affected by thawed permafrost (alases) in this region contain very large quantities of peat that previous studies had failed to include because of data set biases. We conclude that there is no evidence to suggest biases in existing data sets or that alas deposits increase the northern peatland pool.
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