Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 3471–3488, 2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 3471–3488, 2022
Data description paper
29 Jul 2022
Data description paper | 29 Jul 2022

Aridec: an open database of litter mass loss from aridlands worldwide with recommendations on suitable model applications

Agustín Sarquis et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2022-54', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Agustín Sarquis, 06 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2022-54', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Agustín Sarquis, 06 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Agustín Sarquis on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Jun 2022) by Hanqin Tian
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jun 2022)
ED: Publish as is (01 Jul 2022) by Hanqin Tian
Short summary
Plant litter breakdown in aridlands is driven by processes different from those in more humid ecosystems. A better understanding of these processes will allow us to make better predictions of future carbon cycling. We have compiled aridec, a database of plant litter decomposition studies in aridlands and tested some modeling applications for potential users. Aridec is open for use and collaboration, and we hope it will help answer newer and more important questions as the database develops.