Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
28 May 2024
Research article |  | 28 May 2024

Small-scale hydrological patterns in a Siberian permafrost ecosystem affected by drainage

Sandra Raab, Karel Castro-Morales, Anke Hildebrandt, Martin Heimann, Jorien Elisabeth Vonk, Nikita Zimov, and Mathias Goeckede


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2023-156', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Jan 2024
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sandra Raab, 23 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2023-156', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Jan 2024
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sandra Raab, 23 Jan 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Jan 2024) by Paul Stoy
AR by Sandra Raab on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Mar 2024) by Paul Stoy
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 Mar 2024)
ED: Publish as is (04 Apr 2024) by Paul Stoy
AR by Sandra Raab on behalf of the Authors (05 Apr 2024)
Short summary
Water status is an important control factor on sustainability of Arctic permafrost soils, including production and transport of carbon. We compared a drained permafrost ecosystem with a natural control area, investigating water levels, thaw depths, and lateral water flows. We found that shifts in water levels following drainage affected soil water availability and that lateral transport patterns were of major relevance. Understanding these shifts is crucial for future carbon budget studies.
Final-revised paper