Articles | Volume 16, issue 18
Research article
17 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 17 Sep 2019

Assessing the peatland hummock–hollow classification framework using high-resolution elevation models: implications for appropriate complexity ecosystem modeling

Paul A. Moore, Maxwell C. Lukenbach, Dan K. Thompson, Nick Kettridge, Gustaf Granath, and James M. Waddington


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Jun 2019) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (23 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jul 2019) by Andreas Ibrom
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (29 Jul 2019)
ED: Publish as is (06 Aug 2019) by Andreas Ibrom
Short summary
Using very-high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs), we assessed the basic structure and microtopographic variability of hummock–hollow plots at boreal and hemi-boreal sites primarily in North America. Using a simple model of peatland biogeochemical function, our results suggest that both surface heating and moss productivity may not be adequately resolved in models which only consider idealized hummock–hollow units.
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