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Response to Comment on “The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming”

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Science  23 Feb 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6378, eaao0457
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao0457


Temperature records and model predictions demonstrate that deep soils warm at the same rate as surface soils, contrary to Xiao et al.’s assertions. In response to Xiao et al.’s critique of our Q10 analysis, we present the results with all data points included, which show Q10 values of >2 throughout the soil profile, indicating that all soil depths responded to warming.

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