Articles | Volume 14, issue 15
Research article
15 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 15 Aug 2017

A global hotspot for dissolved organic carbon in hypermaritime watersheds of coastal British Columbia

Allison A. Oliver, Suzanne E. Tank, Ian Giesbrecht, Maartje C. Korver, William C. Floyd, Paul Sanborn, Chuck Bulmer, and Ken P. Lertzman

Data sets

Stage discharge time series- Calvert Island, Hakai Institute Floyd, W.C., Korver, M.C., Owen, C., McPhail, J., Brunsting, R., van Meerveld, I.

Ecosystem comparison plots- Calvert Island, Hakai Institute Giesbrecht, I., Banner, A., Hoffman, K., Sanborn, P., Saunders, S., MacKinnon, A.

LiDAR-derived watersheds and their metrics 338 for Calvert Island, Hakai Institute Gonzalez Arriola, S., Frazer, G.W., Giesbrecht, I.

Aquatic carbon flux data package for Oliver et al. 2017, Hakai Institute Oliver, A.A., et al.


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Short summary
Rivers draining small watersheds of the outer coastal Pacific temperate rainforest export some of the highest yields of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the world directly to the ocean. This DOC is largely derived from soils and terrestrial plants. Rainfall, temperature, and watershed characteristics such as wetlands and lakes are important controls on DOC export. This region may be significant for carbon export and linking terrestrial carbon to marine ecosystems.
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