Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Original research article
21 Jan 2019
Original research article |  | 21 Jan 2019

Dynamic modelling of weathering rates – the benefit over steady-state modelling

Veronika Kronnäs, Cecilia Akselsson, and Salim Belyazid


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Oct 2018) by Boris Jansen
AR by Veronika Kronnäs on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Dec 2018) by Boris Jansen
ED: Publish as is (06 Dec 2018) by John Quinton (Executive editor)
AR by Veronika Kronnäs on behalf of the Authors (15 Dec 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Weathering rates in forest soils are important for sustainable forestry but cannot be measured. In this paper, we have modelled weathering with the commonly used PROFILE model as well as with the dynamic model ForSAFE, better suited to a changing climate with changing human activities but never before tested for weathering calculations. We show that ForSAFE gives comparable weathering rates to PROFILE and that it shows the variation in weathering with time and works well for scenario modelling.