Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Clim. Past, 17, 1903–1918, 2021

Special issue: Publications by EGU Medallists

Clim. Past, 17, 1903–1918, 2021

Research article 24 Sep 2021

Research article | 24 Sep 2021

Stalagmite carbon isotopes suggest deglacial increase in soil respiration in western Europe driven by temperature change

Franziska A. Lechleitner et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-3', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-3', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (07 Jun 2021) by Marie-France Loutre
AR by Franziska Lechleitner on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jul 2021) by Marie-France Loutre
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (17 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Aug 2021) by Marie-France Loutre
Short summary
Soil respiration is a critical but poorly constrained component of the global carbon cycle. We analyse the effect of changing soil respiration rates on the stable carbon isotope ratio of speleothems from northern Spain covering the last deglaciation. Using geochemical analysis and forward modelling we quantify the processes affecting speleothem stable carbon isotope ratios and extract a signature of increasing soil respiration synchronous with deglacial warming.