Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1363–1378, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1363–1378, 2018

Research article 01 Feb 2018

Research article | 01 Feb 2018

Soil fluxes of carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide in a boreal forest in southern Finland

Wu Sun et al.


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AR by Wu Sun on behalf of the Authors (18 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Oct 2017) by Min Shao
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (07 Nov 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jan 2018) by Min Shao
AR by Wu Sun on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Most soils consume carbonyl sulfide (COS) and CO due to microbial uptake, but whether boreal forest soils act like this is uncertain. We measured growing season soil COS and CO fluxes in a Finnish pine forest. The soil behaved as a consistent and relatively invariant sink of COS and CO. Uptake rates of COS and CO decrease with soil moisture due to diffusion limitation and increase with respiration because of microbial control. Using COS to infer photosynthesis is not affected by soil COS flux.
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