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BG | Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 16, 4535–4553, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4535-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 16, 4535–4553, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4535-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 29 Nov 2019

Research article | 29 Nov 2019

Comparisons of dissolved organic matter and its optical characteristics in small low and high Arctic catchments

Caroline Coch et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 May 2019) by Tom J. Battin
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Jul 2019) by Tom J. Battin
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Climate change affects Arctic ecosystems. This includes thawing of permafrost (ground below 0 °C) and an increase in rainfall. Both have substantial impacts on the chemical composition of river water. We compared the composition of small rivers in the low and high Arctic with the large Arctic rivers. In comparison, dissolved organic matter in the small rivers is more susceptible to degradation; thus, it could potentially increase carbon dioxide emissions. Rainfall events have a similar effect.
Climate change affects Arctic ecosystems. This includes thawing of permafrost (ground below...
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