Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
15 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 15 Mar 2019

Synchrony in catchment stream colour levels is driven by both local and regional climate

Brian C. Doyle, Elvira de Eyto, Mary Dillane, Russell Poole, Valerie McCarthy, Elizabeth Ryder, and Eleanor Jennings

Data sets

Burrishoole catchment water colour measurements, and associated environmental drivers: Marine Institute, Ireland. B. Doyle, M. Dillane, E. de Eyto, J. Cooney, P. Hughes, M. Murphy, P. Nixon, D. Sweeney, R. Poole, R., E. Ryder, and E. Jennings

Short summary
This study explores the drivers of variation in the water colour of rivers, and hence organic carbon export, in a blanket peatland catchment. We used 6 years of weekly river water colour data (2011 to 2016) from three proximate river sub-catchments in western Ireland. in tandem with a range of topographical, hydrological and climate data, to discover the principle environmental drivers controlling changes in colour concentration in the rivers.
Final-revised paper