Articles | Volume 27, issue 7
Research article
11 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 11 Apr 2023

Soil–vegetation–water interactions controlling solute flow and chemical weathering in volcanic ash soils of the high Andes

Sebastián Páez-Bimos, Armando Molina, Marlon Calispa, Pierre Delmelle, Braulio Lahuatte, Marcos Villacís, Teresa Muñoz, and Veerle Vanacker


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-294', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sebastián Páez-Bimos, 19 Dec 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on hess-2022-294', Esther Geertsma, 07 Nov 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Sebastián Páez-Bimos, 19 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2022-294', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sebastián Páez-Bimos, 19 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Dec 2022) by Nadia Ursino
AR by Sebastián Páez-Bimos on behalf of the Authors (28 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Sebastián Páez-Bimos on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2023)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (25 Mar 2023) by Nadia Ursino
Short summary
This study analyzes how vegetation influences soil hydrology, water fluxes, and chemical weathering rates in the high Andes. There are clear differences in the A horizon. The extent of soil chemical weathering varies depending on vegetation type. This difference is attributed mainly to the water fluxes. Our findings reveal that vegetation can modify soil properties in the uppermost horizon, altering the water balance, solutes, and chemical weathering throughout the entire soil profile.