Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 15, 7025–7042, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-7025-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 7025–7042, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-7025-2018

Research article 22 Nov 2018

Research article | 22 Nov 2018

Export flux of unprocessed atmospheric nitrate from temperate forested catchments: a possible new index for nitrogen saturation

Fumiko Nakagawa et al.

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To clarify the biological processing of nitrate within temperate forested catchments using unprocessed atmospheric nitrate exported from each catchment as a tracer, we continuously monitored stream nitrate concentrations and stable isotopic compositions in three forested catchments for more than 2 years. We concluded that the export flux of unprocessed atmospheric nitrate relative to the deposition flux in each forest ecosystem is applicable as an index for nitrogen saturation.
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