Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
SOIL, 8, 467–486, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-467-2022
SOIL, 8, 467–486, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-467-2022
Original research article
18 Jul 2022
Original research article | 18 Jul 2022

Miniaturised visible and near-infrared spectrometers for assessing soil health indicators in mine site rehabilitation

Zefang Shen et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-138', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Mar 2022
    • CC1: 'Reply on RC1', Raphael Viscarra Rossel, 22 Apr 2022
      • RC3: 'Reply on CC1', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Apr 2022
        • CC3: 'Reply on RC3', Raphael Viscarra Rossel, 26 Apr 2022
        • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Zefang Shen, 30 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Zefang Shen, 30 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-138', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Apr 2022
    • CC2: 'Reply on RC2', Raphael Viscarra Rossel, 22 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Zefang Shen, 30 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 May 2022) by Raúl Zornoza
AR by Zefang Shen on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Jun 2022) by Raúl Zornoza
ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2022) by Engracia Madejón Rodríguez(Executive Editor)
AR by Zefang Shen on behalf of the Authors (30 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We compared miniaturised visible and near-infrared spectrometers to a portable visible–near-infrared instrument, which is more expensive. Statistical and machine learning algorithms were used to model 29 key soil health indicators. Accuracy of the miniaturised spectrometers was comparable to the portable system. Soil spectroscopy with these tiny sensors is cost-effective and could diagnose soil health, help monitor soil rehabilitation, and deliver positive environmental and economic outcomes.