Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 18, 3367–3390, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3367-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 3367–3390, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-3367-2021

Research article 07 Jun 2021

Research article | 07 Jun 2021

Reproducible determination of dissolved organic matter photosensitivity

Alec W. Armstrong et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Oct 2020) by Clare Woulds
AR by Alec Armstrong on behalf of the Authors (12 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Nov 2020) by Clare Woulds
RR by Andrew Wozniak (10 Dec 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (01 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Feb 2021) by Clare Woulds
AR by Alec Armstrong on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Apr 2021) by Clare Woulds
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Living things decay into organic matter, which can dissolve into water (like tea brewing). Tea receives its color by absorbing light. Similarly, this material absorbs light, which can then cause chemical reactions that change it. By measuring changes in these optical properties, we found that materials from some places are more sensitive to light than others. Comparing sensitivity to light helps us understand where these materials come from and what happens as they move through water.
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