Articles | Volume 17, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 17, 6341–6356, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-6341-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 6341–6356, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-6341-2020

Research article 15 Dec 2020

Research article | 15 Dec 2020

Vertical partitioning of CO2 production in a forest soil

Patrick Wordell-Dietrich et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Nov 2019) by Luo Yu
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Jan 2020) by Luo Yu
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Apr 2020) by Luo Yu
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ED: Publish as is (16 Oct 2020) by Luo Yu
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The release of CO2 from soils, known as soil respiration, plays a major role in the global carbon cycle. However, the contributions of different soil depths or the sources of soil CO2 have hardly been studied. We quantified the CO2 production for different soil layers (up to 1.5 m) in three soil profiles for 2 years. We found that 90 % of CO2 production occurs in the first 30 cm of the soil profile, and that the CO2 originated from young carbon sources, as revealed by radiocarbon measurements.
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