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Title: Response to Comment on “The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming”

Abstract

Temperature records and model predictions demonstrate that deep soils warm at the same rate as surface soils, contrary to Xiao et al.'s assertions. In response to Xiao et al.'s critique of our Q 10 analysis, we present the results with all data points included, which show Q 10 values of > 2 throughout the soil profile, indicating that all soil depths responded to warming.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1567116
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 359; Journal Issue: 6378; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher:
AAAS
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Hicks Pries, Caitlin E., Castanha, C., Porras, R., Phillips, Claire, and Torn, M. S. Response to Comment on “The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming”. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1126/science.aao0457.
Hicks Pries, Caitlin E., Castanha, C., Porras, R., Phillips, Claire, & Torn, M. S. Response to Comment on “The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming”. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aao0457.
Hicks Pries, Caitlin E., Castanha, C., Porras, R., Phillips, Claire, and Torn, M. S. Fri . "Response to Comment on “The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming”". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aao0457. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1567116.
@article{osti_1567116,
title = {Response to Comment on “The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming”},
author = {Hicks Pries, Caitlin E. and Castanha, C. and Porras, R. and Phillips, Claire and Torn, M. S.},
abstractNote = {Temperature records and model predictions demonstrate that deep soils warm at the same rate as surface soils, contrary to Xiao et al.'s assertions. In response to Xiao et al.'s critique of our Q10 analysis, we present the results with all data points included, which show Q10 values of > 2 throughout the soil profile, indicating that all soil depths responded to warming.},
doi = {10.1126/science.aao0457},
journal = {Science},
number = 6378,
volume = 359,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Within the next century, global air temperatures over land are projected to increase 4°C based on CESM1-BGC, scenario RCP 8.5. Globally, soil temperature at the surface and at depth will lag slightly behind air temperature in the later part of the century due to permafrost/snow feedbacks at highmore » latitudes, but will also warm by approximately 4°C by 2100. Temperature change was reported as the difference between average global temperatures 2081-2100 for scenario RCP8.5 minus global averages for 1986-2005 simulated under a historic scenario.« less

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