Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 15, 2177–2188, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2177-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 2177–2188, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2177-2018

Research article 13 Apr 2018

Research article | 13 Apr 2018

Diel fluctuations of viscosity-driven riparian inflow affect streamflow DOC concentration

Michael P. Schwab et al.

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We studied the diel fluctuations of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations in a small stream in Luxembourg. We identified an increased proportion of DOC from terrestrial sources as responsible for the peaks in DOC in the afternoon. Warmer water temperatures in the riparian zone in the afternoon increased the amount of water flowing towards the stream. Consequently, an increased amount of DOC-rich water from the riparian zone was entering the stream.
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