Articles | Volume 17, issue 20
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5025-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5025-2020
Research article
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19 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 19 Oct 2020

Modelling dynamic interactions between soil structure and the storage and turnover of soil organic matter

Katharina Hildegard Elisabeth Meurer, Claire Chenu, Elsa Coucheney, Anke Marianne Herrmann, Thomas Keller, Thomas Kätterer, David Nimblad Svensson, and Nicholas Jarvis

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We present a simple model that describes, for the first time, the dynamic two-way interactions between soil organic matter and soil physical properties (porosity, pore size distribution, bulk density and layer thickness). The model was able to accurately reproduce the changes in soil organic carbon, soil bulk density and surface elevation observed during 63 years in a field trial, as well as soil water retention curves measured at the end of the experimental period.
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