Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 19, 4147–4170, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-4147-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 4147–4170, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-4147-2022
Research article
06 Sep 2022
Research article | 06 Sep 2022

The carbon budget of the managed grasslands of Great Britain – informed by earth observations

Vasileios Myrgiotis 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
  • CC1: 'RC Comment on bg-2021-144', Katja Klumpp, 08 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Vasileios Myrgiotis, 19 Aug 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-144', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Jul 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Vasileios Myrgiotis, 03 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-144', Aiming Qi, 01 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Vasileios Myrgiotis, 19 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Sep 2021) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Vasileios Myrgiotis on behalf of the Authors (30 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Nov 2021) by Sönke Zaehle
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Nov 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (13 Dec 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jan 2022) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Vasileios Myrgiotis on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Apr 2022) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Vasileios Myrgiotis on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Jul 2022) by Sönke Zaehle
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Short summary
This study shows that livestock grazing and grass cutting can determine whether a grassland is adding (source) or removing (sink) carbon (C) to/from the atmosphere. The annual C balance of 1855 managed grassland fields in Great Britain was quantified for 2017–2018 using process modelling and earth observation data. The examined fields were, on average, small C sinks, but the summer drought of 2018 led to a 9-fold increase in the number of fields that became C sources in 2018 compared to 2017.
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