Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 17, 135–144, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-135-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 135–144, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-135-2020

Research article 15 Jan 2020

Research article | 15 Jan 2020

Tracing terrestrial versus marine sources of dissolved organic carbon in a coastal bay using stable carbon isotopes

Shin-Ah Lee et al.

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We differentiate between sources of dissolved organic matter (DOM) (terrestrial, marine autochthonous production, and artificial island and seawater interaction) in coastal bay waters surrounded by large cities using multiple DOM tracers, including dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and nitrogen (DON), stable carbon isotopes, fluorescent DOM, and the DOC/DON ratio.
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