Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 16, 1053–1071, 2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 1053–1071, 2019

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 et al.

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