Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Research article
01 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 01 Dec 2021

Modelling long-term alluvial-peatland dynamics in temperate river floodplains

Ward Swinnen, Nils Broothaerts, and Gert Verstraeten


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-132', Paul J. Morris, 06 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-132', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Oct 2021) by Gwenaël Abril
AR by Ward Swinnen on behalf of the Authors (13 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Oct 2021) by Gwenaël Abril
Short summary
Here we present a new modelling framework specifically designed to simulate alluvial peat growth, taking into account the river dynamics. The results indicate that alluvial peat growth is strongly determined by the number, spacing and movement of the river channels in the floodplain, rather than by environmental changes or peat properties. As such, the amount of peat that can develop in a floodplain is strongly determined by the characteristics and dynamics of the local river network.
Final-revised paper