Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 18, 4717–4732, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4717-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4717–4732, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4717-2021

Research article 18 Aug 2021

Research article | 18 Aug 2021

Blue carbon stocks and exchanges along the California coast

Melissa A. Ward et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-27', Fernanda Adame, 12 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-27', Toshihiro Miyajima, 16 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 May 2021) by Tyler Cyronak
AR by Melissa Ward on behalf of the Authors (02 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Jun 2021) by Tyler Cyronak
RR by Fernanda Adame (21 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (22 Jun 2021) by Tyler Cyronak
AR by Melissa Ward on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Jul 2021) by Tyler Cyronak
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Short summary
Salt marshes and seagrass meadows ("blue carbon" habitats) can sequester and store high levels of organic carbon (OC), helping to mitigate climate change. In California blue carbon sediments, we quantified OC storage and exchange between these habitats. We find that (1) these salt marshes store about twice as much OC as seagrass meadows do and (2), while OC from seagrass meadows is deposited into neighboring salt marshes, little of this material is sequestered as "long-term" carbon.
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