Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 18, 1417–1437, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 1417–1437, 2021

Research article 24 Feb 2021

Research article | 24 Feb 2021

Spatio-temporal variations in lateral and atmospheric carbon fluxes from the Danube Delta

Marie-Sophie Maier et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Nov 2020) by Caroline P. Slomp
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ED: Publish as is (10 Dec 2020) by Caroline P. Slomp
Short summary
Based on a 2-year monitoring study, we found that the freshwater system of the Danube Delta, Romania, releases carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere. The amount of carbon released depends on the freshwater feature (river branches, channels and lakes), season and hydrologic condition, affecting the exchange with the wetland. Spatial upscaling should therefore consider these factors. Furthermore, the Danube Delta increases the amount of carbon reaching the Black Sea via the Danube River.
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