Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Short communication
29 Jul 2022
Short communication |  | 29 Jul 2022

An open Soil Structure Library based on X-ray CT data

Ulrich Weller, Lukas Albrecht, Steffen Schlüter, and Hans-Jörg Vogel


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-96', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ulrich Weller, 20 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-96', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ulrich Weller, 20 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 May 2022) by Steven Sleutel
AR by Ulrich Weller on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (24 Jun 2022) by Steven Sleutel
ED: Publish as is (04 Jul 2022) by Kristof Van Oost (Executive editor)
AR by Ulrich Weller on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2022)
Short summary
Soil structure is of central importance for soil functions. It is, however, ill defined. With the increasing availability of X-ray CT scanners, more and more soils are scanned and an undisturbed image of the soil's structure is produced. Often, a qualitative description is all that is derived from these images. We provide now a web-based Soil Structure Library where these images can be evaluated in a standardized quantitative way and can be compared to a world-wide data set.