Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
Data description paper
17 Oct 2023
Data description paper |  | 17 Oct 2023

The patterns of soil nitrogen stocks and C  :  N stoichiometry under impervious surfaces in China

Qian Ding, Hua Shao, Chi Zhang, and Xia Fang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2023-218', Anonymous Referee #1, 17 Jul 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Qian Ding, 20 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2023-218', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Qian Ding, 20 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Qian Ding on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Sep 2023) by Yuanzhi Yao
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Sep 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Sep 2023) by Yuanzhi Yao
AR by Qian Ding on behalf of the Authors (16 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
A soil survey in 41 Chinese cities showed the soil nitrogen (N) in impervious surface areas (ISA; NISA) was 0.59±0.35 kg m−2, lower than in pervious soils. Eastern China had the highest NISA but the lowest natural soil N in China. Soil N decreased linearly with depth in ISA but nonlinearly in natural ecosystems. Temperature was negatively correlated with C : NISA but positively correlated with natural soil C : N. The unique NISA patterns imply intensive disturbance in N cycle by soil sealing.
Final-revised paper