Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Research article
29 May 2024
Research article |  | 29 May 2024

Sorption of colored vs. noncolored organic matter by tidal marsh soils

Patrick J. Neale, J. Patrick Megonigal, Maria Tzortziou, Elizabeth A. Canuel, Christina R. Pondell, and Hannah Morrissette


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2329', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Dec 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Patrick Neale, 20 Feb 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2329', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jan 2024
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Patrick Neale, 20 Feb 2024

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) (27 Feb 2024) by Ji-Hyung Park
AR by Patrick Neale on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (20 Mar 2024) by Ji-Hyung Park
AR by Patrick Neale on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2024)  Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Patrick Neale on behalf of the Authors (23 May 2024)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (27 May 2024) by Ji-Hyung Park
Short summary
Adsorption/desorption incubations were conducted with tidal marsh soils to understand the differential sorption behavior of colored vs. noncolored dissolved organic carbon. The wetland soils varied in organic content, and a range of salinities of fresh to 35 was used. Soils primarily adsorbed colored organic carbon and desorbed noncolored organic carbon. Sorption capacity increased with salinity, implying that salinity variations may shift composition of dissolved carbon in tidal marsh waters.
Final-revised paper