Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 12, 3067–3083, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3067-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 3067–3083, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3067-2018

Research article 27 Sep 2018

Research article | 27 Sep 2018

The physical properties of coarse-fragment soils and their effects on permafrost dynamics: a case study on the central Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau

Shuhua Yi et al.

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AR by Shuhua Yi on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Jun 2018) by Peter Morse
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Sep 2018) by Peter Morse
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Short summary
Coarse-fragment soil on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau has different thermal and hydrological properties to soils commonly used in modeling studies. We took soil samples and measured their physical properties in a laboratory, which were used in a model to simulate their effects on permafrost dynamics. Model errors were reduced using the measured properties, in which porosity played an dominant role.