Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Biogeosciences, 18, 3087–3101, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 3087–3101, 2021

Research article 20 May 2021

Research article | 20 May 2021

Methane oxidation in the waters of a humic-rich boreal lake stimulated by photosynthesis, nitrite, Fe(III) and humics

Sigrid van Grinsven et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-3', Antti Rissanen, 03 Feb 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Sigrid van Grinsven, 19 Mar 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-3', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sigrid van Grinsven, 19 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-3', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Feb 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sigrid van Grinsven, 19 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Mar 2021) by Ji-Hyung Park
AR by Sigrid van Grinsven on behalf of the Authors (07 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Apr 2021) by Ji-Hyung Park
Short summary
Lake Lovojärvi is a nutrient-rich lake with high amounts of methane at the bottom, but little near the top. Methane comes from the sediment and rises up through the water but is consumed by microorganisms along the way. They use oxygen if available, but in deeper water layers, no oxygen was present. There, nitrite, iron and humic substances were used, besides a collaboration between photosynthetic organisms and methane consumers, in which the first produced oxygen for the latter.
Final-revised paper