Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Research article
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04 Apr 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 04 Apr 2022

Low biodegradability of particulate organic carbon mobilized from thaw slumps on the Peel Plateau, NT, and possible chemosynthesis and sorption effects

Sarah Shakil, Suzanne E. Tank, Jorien E. Vonk, and Scott Zolkos


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-150', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sarah Shakil, 03 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-150', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sarah Shakil, 03 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Dec 2021) by Nicolas Brüggemann
AR by Sarah Shakil on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Jan 2022) by Nicolas Brüggemann
AR by Sarah Shakil on behalf of the Authors (04 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Permafrost thaw-driven landslides in the western Arctic are increasing organic carbon delivered to headwaters of drainage networks in the western Canadian Arctic by orders of magnitude. Through a series of laboratory experiments, we show that less than 10 % of this organic carbon is likely to be mineralized to greenhouse gases during transport in these networks. Rather most of the organic carbon is likely destined for burial and sequestration for centuries to millennia.
Final-revised paper