Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 18, 1105–1126, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1105-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 1105–1126, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1105-2021

Research article 15 Feb 2021

Research article | 15 Feb 2021

Key drivers of pyrogenic carbon redistribution during a simulated rainfall event

Severin-Luca Bellè et al.

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Controls of pyrogenic carbon (PyC) redistribution under rainfall are largely unknown. However, PyC mobility can be substantial after initial rain in post-fire landscapes. We conducted a controlled simulation experiment on plots where PyC was applied on the soil surface. We identified redistribution of PyC by runoff and splash and vertical movement in the soil depending on soil texture and PyC characteristics (material and size). PyC also induced changes in exports of native soil organic carbon.
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