Articles | Volume 13, issue 24
Research article
22 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 22 Dec 2016

Variations in triple isotope composition of dissolved oxygen and primary production in a subtropical reservoir

Hana Jurikova, Tania Guha, Osamu Abe, Fuh-Kwo Shiah, Chung-Ho Wang, and Mao-Chang Liang

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Cited articles

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Life on Earth is directly or indirectly linked to primary production (PP), the quantification of which poses a challenge. In our study we use the oxygen isotopes and oxygen–argon ratios technique to estimate PP in situ. To date this method has been used to assess PP in the ocean and we expand on its application to freshwater systems. Providing that the physical structure of the water column is constrained, this method presents a powerful tracer for atmospheric vs. photosynthetic oxygen input.
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