Articles | Volume 20, issue 15
Research article
04 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 04 Aug 2023

Historical variation in the normalized difference vegetation index compared with soil moisture in a taiga forest ecosystem in northeastern Siberia

Aleksandr Nogovitcyn, Ruslan Shakhmatov, Tomoki Morozumi, Shunsuke Tei, Yumiko Miyamoto, Nagai Shin, Trofim C. Maximov, and Atsuko Sugimoto


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-279', Rúna Magnússon, 22 Apr 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Atsuko Sugimoto, 20 May 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Atsuko Sugimoto, 05 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-279', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 May 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Atsuko Sugimoto, 20 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Jun 2023) by Paul Stoy
AR by Atsuko Sugimoto on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2023) by Paul Stoy
AR by Atsuko Sugimoto on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2023)  Author's response 
Short summary
The taiga ecosystem in northeastern Siberia changed during the extreme wet event in 2007. Before the wet event, the NDVI in a typical larch forest showed a positive correlation with soil moisture, and after the event it showed a negative correlation. For both periods, NDVI correlated negatively with foliar C/N. These results indicate that high soil moisture availability after the event decreased needle production, which may have resulted from lower N availability.
Final-revised paper