Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 19, 2841–2853, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2841-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 2841–2853, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2841-2022
Research article
10 Jun 2022
Research article | 10 Jun 2022

Dissolved organic matter signatures in urban surface waters: spatio-temporal patterns and drivers

Clara Romero González-Quijano et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-340', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Jan 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Clara Romero, 17 Mar 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-340', Clayton Williams, 29 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Clara Romero, 17 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Mar 2022) by Ji-Hyung Park
AR by Clara Romero on behalf of the Authors (06 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 May 2022) by Ji-Hyung Park
RR by Clayton Williams (11 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (16 May 2022) by Ji-Hyung Park
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Short summary
Despite today's diversity of methods to measure dissolved organic matter (DOM), its potential to give ecological information about urban surface waters has been underused. We found DOM from urban lakes and ponds to differ greatly from that of urban streams and rivers in composition as well as temporal turnover. Urban land use (the percentage of green space), nutrient supply and point source pollution were the principal drivers of DOM. We suggest including DOM composition in regular monitoring.
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