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Importance of within-lake processes in affecting the dynamics of dissolved organic carbon and dissolved organic and inorganic nitrogen in an Adirondack forested lake/watershed

Title
Importance of within-lake processes in affecting the dynamics of dissolved organic carbon and dissolved organic and inorganic nitrogen in an Adirondack forested lake/watershed
Authors
Kang, Phil-GooMitchell, Myron J.McHale, Patrick J.Driscoll, Charles T.Inamdar, ShreeramPark, Ji-Hyung
Ewha Authors
박지형
SCOPUS Author ID
박지형scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
BIOGEOSCIENCES
ISSN
1726-4170JCR Link1726-4189JCR Link
Citation
vol. 13, no. 9, pp. 2787 - 2801
Publisher
COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Lakes nested in forested watersheds play an important role in mediating the concentrations and fluxes of dissolved organic matter. We compared long-term patterns of concentrations and fluxes of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and dissolved organic (DON) and inorganic nitrogen (DIN) in aquatic ecosystems of the Arbutus Lake watershed to evaluate how a lake nested in a forested watershed affects the sources (e.g., production) and sinks (e.g., retention) of DOC and DON in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, USA. We observed no significant long-term changes of DOC and DON in the lake outlet since 1983 and 1994, respectively. However, the temporal patterns of DOC and DON concentrations in the lake inlet showed significant seasonality such as increases during the vegetation growing season along with notable decreases in the dormant season. A comparison of mass balances between inlet and outlet for the period from 2000 to 2009 suggested that the lake was a sink of DOC (mean of influx minus out flux: +1140 mol C ha(-1) yr(-1)). In contrast, the difference of discharge-weighted DON concentrations (mean of inlet minus outlet: 1.0 mu mol N L-1) between inlet and outlet was much smaller than the discharge-weighted DOC concentrations (average of inlet minus outlet: + 87 mu mol C L-1). DON fluxes showed considerable variation among years (mean of influx minus outflux: +8 mol N ha(-1) yr(-1); range of differences: -15 to 27 mol N ha(-1) yr(-1)). DON exhibited low percent retention ((influx-outflux)/influx) (mean: 6.9 %, range: 34.8 to +31.2) compared to DOC (mean: 30.1 %, range: +9.2 to +44.1). The resultant increase of DON within the lake was closely linked with a net decrease of DIN through monthly Pearson correlation analysis, suggesting the importance of biotic factors in mediating lake DON dynamics Our results show different relative retentions of DOC compared with DON, along with a larger retention of DIN than DON, suggesting that DOC and DON might display substantially different biogeochemical relationships in oligo-mesotrophic lakes nested forested watersheds and therefore different roles for a sink behavior for DOC compared to a producer of DON.
DOI
10.5194/bg-13-2787-2016
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