Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Biogeosciences, 17, 3135–3147, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3135-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 3135–3147, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3135-2020

Research article 19 Jun 2020

Research article | 19 Jun 2020

Vertical transport of sediment-associated metals and cyanobacteria by ebullition in a stratified lake

Kyle Delwiche et al.

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In this study, we investigate whether bubbles transport sediments containing arsenic and cyanobacteria from the bottom to the top of a polluted lake. We measured arsenic and cyanobacteria from bubble traps in the lake and from an experimental bubble column in the laboratory. We found that bubble transport was not an important source of arsenic in the surface waters but that bubbles could transport enough cyanobacteria to the surface to exacerbate harmful algal blooms.
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