Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Clim. Past, 18, 1189–1201, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1189-2022
Clim. Past, 18, 1189–1201, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1189-2022
Research article
25 May 2022
Research article | 25 May 2022

Reconstructing burnt area during the Holocene: an Iberian case study

Yicheng Shen et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-36', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yicheng Shen, 03 Jun 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-36', Paulo Fernandes, 04 May 2021
    • CC2: 'Reply on CC1', Yicheng Shen, 03 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Yicheng Shen, 03 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-36', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Jan 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Yicheng Shen, 02 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Mar 2022) by Keely Mills
AR by Yicheng Shen on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Apr 2022) by Keely Mills
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Short summary
We present a method to reconstruct burnt area using a relationship between pollen and charcoal abundances and the calibration of charcoal abundance using modern observations of burnt area. We use this method to reconstruct changes in burnt area over the past 12 000 years from sites in Iberia. We show that regional changes in burnt area reflect known changes in climate, with a high burnt area during warming intervals and low burnt area when the climate was cooler and/or wetter than today.