Review of essd-2020-359: Mineral element stocks in the Yedoma domain: a first assessment in ice-rich permafrost regions [post]

Anonymous
2020 unpublished
The manuscript is devoted to estimation of concentrations and stocks of some major and trace elements in mineral soils of the yedoma regions. The novelty of this work is not clear, the methodology of sampling, analysis and upscaling is not presented and there are a number of issues that have to be clarified before further evaluation of this manuscript becomes possible. Major issues It is unclear, over which depth the stocks and concentrations are evaluated. The stocks are proportional to the
more » ... portional to the volume so this should be clearly specified. Note that for soil C, the lateral pools are usually estimated as 0-30 cm, 0-100 cm and 0-300 cm. Here, similar distinction is needed. The nature of mineral deposits is not discussed and unclear from the abstract -are these clays sands, shales? C1
doi:10.5194/essd-2020-359-rc1 fatcat:fry37xu6mbf3xb4ilwdzjrsatq