Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 18, 3657–3687, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 3657–3687, 2021

Research article 18 Jun 2021

Research article | 18 Jun 2021

Committed and projected future changes in global peatlands – continued transient model simulations since the Last Glacial Maximum

Jurek Müller and Fortunat Joos


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-80', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Response to reviewer comments', Jurek Müller, 11 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Review of bg-2021-80', Thomas Kleinen, 20 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Response to reviewer comments', Jurek Müller, 11 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 May 2021) by Alexey V. Eliseev
AR by Jurek Müller on behalf of the Authors (19 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 May 2021) by Alexey V. Eliseev
Short summary
We present long-term projections of global peatland area and carbon with a continuous transient history since the Last Glacial Maximum. Our novel results show that large parts of today’s northern peatlands are at risk from past and future climate change, with larger emissions clearly connected to larger risks. The study includes comparisons between different emission and land-use scenarios, driver attribution through factorial simulations, and assessments of uncertainty from climate forcing.
Final-revised paper