Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 15, 4147–4161, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 4147–4161, 2018
Research article
09 Jul 2018
Research article | 09 Jul 2018

Long-chain diols in rivers: distribution and potential biological sources

Julie Lattaud et al.

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Short summary
Long-chain diols (LCDs) are biomarkers that occur widespread in marine environments and also in lakes and rivers. In this study, we looked at the distribution of LCDs in three river systems (Godavari, Danube, and Rhine) in relation to season, precipitation, and temperature. We found out that the LCDs are likely being produced in calm areas of the river systems and that marine LCDs have a different distribution than riverine LCDs.
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