Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
SOIL, 4, 169–171, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-169-2018
SOIL, 4, 169–171, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-4-169-2018

Original research article 07 Jun 2018

Original research article | 07 Jun 2018

Comment on “Soil organic stocks are systematically overestimated by misuse of the parameters bulk density and rock fragment content” by Poeplau et al. (2017)

Eleanor Ursula Hobley et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 May 2018) by Bas van Wesemael
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ED: Publish as is (22 May 2018) by Kristof Van Oost(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
This research evaluates equations to calculate soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks. Although various equations exist for SOC stock calculations, we recommend using the simplest equation with THE lowest associated errors. Adjusting SOC stock calculations for rock content is essential. Using the mass proportion of rocks to do so minimizes error.