Temperature-dependence of the relationship between pCO2 and dissolved organic carbon in lakes

L. Pinho, C.M. Duarte, H. Marotta, A. Enrich-Prast
Biogeoscience, 13, pp. 865-871, (2016)

Temperature-dependence of the relationship between pCO2 and dissolved organic carbon in lakes

Keywords

pCO2, organic carbon

Abstract

The relationship between the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration in Brazilian lakes, encompassing 225 samples across a wide latitudinal range in the tropics, was tested. Unlike the positive relationship reported for lake waters, which was largely based on temperate lakes, we found no significant relationship for low-latitude lakes (< 33°), despite very broad ranges in both pCO2 and DOC levels. These results suggest substantial differences in the carbon cycling of low-latitude lakes, which must be considered when upscaling limnetic carbon cycling to global scales.

Code

DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-865-2016

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