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BG | Volume 16, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 16, 3977–3996, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3977-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 16, 3977–3996, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3977-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 17 Oct 2019

Research article | 17 Oct 2019

Modelling long-term blanket peatland development in eastern Scotland

Ward Swinnen et al.

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In this study, a new model is presented, which was specifically designed to study the development and carbon storage of blanket peatlands since the last ice age. In the past, two main processes (declining forest cover and rising temperatures) have been proposed as drivers of blanket peatland development on the British Isles. The simulations performed in this study support the temperature hypothesis for the blanket peatlands in the Cairngorms Mountains of central Scotland.
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