Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 13, 2787–2801, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2787-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 2787–2801, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2787-2016

Research article 11 May 2016

Research article | 11 May 2016

Importance of within-lake processes in affecting the dynamics of dissolved organic carbon and dissolved organic and inorganic nitrogen in an Adirondack forested lake/watershed

Phil-Goo Kang et al.

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Lakes play important roles in controlling organic matter derived from watersheds and within-lake production. The organic matter is normally measured by elemental quantities, such as carbon(C) and nitrogen(N), because the two elements are essential for aquatic ecosystems. We observed an decrease of C, but an increase of N in organic matters in a lake. The reason of the different pattern might be that inorganic N in the lake appeared to be recycled to produce organic N due to within-lake processes.
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