Articles | Volume 20, issue 16
Research article
18 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 18 Aug 2023

Alkalinity generation from carbonate weathering in a silicate-dominated headwater catchment at Iskorasfjellet, northern Norway

Nele Lehmann, Hugues Lantuit, Michael Ernst Böttcher, Jens Hartmann, Antje Eulenburg, and Helmuth Thomas


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-205', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Dec 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nele Lehmann, 01 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-205', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nele Lehmann, 01 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 Mar 2023) by Aninda Mazumdar
AR by Nele Lehmann on behalf of the Authors (23 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Apr 2023) by Aninda Mazumdar
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jun 2023)
ED: Publish as is (21 Jun 2023) by Aninda Mazumdar
AR by Nele Lehmann on behalf of the Authors (30 Jun 2023)
Short summary
Riverine alkalinity in the silicate-dominated headwater catchment at subarctic Iskorasfjellet, northern Norway, was almost entirely derived from weathering of minor carbonate occurrences in the riparian zone. The uphill catchment appeared limited by insufficient contact time of weathering agents and weatherable material. Further, alkalinity increased with decreasing permafrost extent. Thus, with climate change, alkalinity generation is expected to increase in this permafrost-degrading landscape.
Final-revised paper