Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
20 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 20 Jun 2016

Are flood-driven turbidity currents hot spots for priming effect in lakes?

Damien Bouffard and Marie-Elodie Perga


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 May 2016) by Brian A. Pellerin
AR by Marie-Elodie Perga on behalf of the Authors (20 May 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 May 2016) by Brian A. Pellerin
Short summary
This survey of an exceptional flood over Lake Geneva challenges the long-standing hypothesis that dense, particle-loaded and oxygenated rivers plunging into lakes necessarily contribute to deep-oxygen replenishment. We identified some river intrusions as hot spots for oxygen consumption, where inputs of fresh river-borne organic matter reactivate the respiration of more refractory lacustrine organic matter in a process referred to as "priming effect".
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