Articles | Volume 12, issue 18
Biogeosciences, 12, 5365–5369, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5365-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 5365–5369, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-5365-2015

Peer-reviewed comment 17 Sep 2015

Peer-reviewed comment | 17 Sep 2015

Comment on "Solute-specific scaling of inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus uptake in streams" by Hall et al. (2013)

R. González-Pinzón et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (17 Aug 2015) by Katja Fennel
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Short summary
Hall et al. (2013) presented a synthesis of 969 nutrient tracer experiments and used a scaling method to test the hypothesis that nutrient demand is constant with increasing stream size. In this comment we present a reanalysis of a subset of the data used by Hall et al. (2013) and propose that their correlations between nutrient uptake lengths and specific discharge are inadvertently spurious. Therefore, the conclusions derived from such correlations are debatable.
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