Articles | Volume 17, issue 14
Research article
23 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 23 Jul 2020

Organic carbon characteristics in ice-rich permafrost in alas and Yedoma deposits, central Yakutia, Siberia

Torben Windirsch, Guido Grosse, Mathias Ulrich, Lutz Schirrmeister, Alexander N. Fedorov, Pavel Y. Konstantinov, Matthias Fuchs, Loeka L. Jongejans, Juliane Wolter, Thomas Opel, and Jens Strauss


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Apr 2020) by Tyler Cyronak
AR by Torben Windirsch on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 May 2020) by Tyler Cyronak
RR by Go Iwahana (24 May 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 May 2020) by Tyler Cyronak
AR by Torben Windirsch on behalf of the Authors (04 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Jun 2020) by Tyler Cyronak
Short summary
To extend the knowledge on circumpolar deep permafrost carbon storage, we examined two deep permafrost deposit types (Yedoma and alas) in central Yakutia. We found little but partially undecomposed organic carbon as a result of largely changing sedimentation processes. The carbon stock of the examined Yedoma deposits is about 50 % lower than the general Yedoma domain mean, implying a very hetererogeneous Yedoma composition, while the alas is approximately 80 % below the thermokarst deposit mean.
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