Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
SOIL, 2, 221–240, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-221-2016

Special issue: Soil as a record of the past

SOIL, 2, 221–240, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-221-2016

Original research article 07 Jun 2016

Original research article | 07 Jun 2016

Arctic soil development on a series of marine terraces on central Spitsbergen, Svalbard: a combined geochronology, fieldwork and modelling approach

W. Marijn van der Meij et al.

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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (review by Editor) (09 Apr 2016) by Marc Oliva
AR by Marijn van der Meij on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (review by Editor) (03 May 2016) by Marc Oliva
AR by Marijn van der Meij on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 May 2016) by Marc Oliva
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 May 2016) by Eric C. Brevik(Executive Editor)
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This study combined fieldwork, geochronology and modelling to get a better understanding of Arctic soil development on a landscape scale. Main processes are aeolian deposition, physical and chemical weathering and silt translocation. Discrepancies between model results and field observations showed that soil and landscape development is not as straightforward as we hypothesized. Interactions between landscape processes and soil processes have resulted in a complex soil pattern in the landscape.