Articles | Volume 16, issue 20
Research article
17 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 17 Oct 2019

Modelling long-term blanket peatland development in eastern Scotland

Ward Swinnen, Nils Broothaerts, and Gert Verstraeten


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Aug 2019) by Alexey V. Eliseev
AR by Ward Swinnen on behalf of the Authors (30 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2019) by Alexey V. Eliseev
Short summary
In this study, a new model is presented, which was specifically designed to study the development and carbon storage of blanket peatlands since the last ice age. In the past, two main processes (declining forest cover and rising temperatures) have been proposed as drivers of blanket peatland development on the British Isles. The simulations performed in this study support the temperature hypothesis for the blanket peatlands in the Cairngorms Mountains of central Scotland.
Final-revised paper