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Organic carbon burial in lakes and reservoirs of the conterminous United States

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Clow, D.W., Stackpoole, S.M., Verdin, K.L., Butman, D.E., Zhu, Z., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Striegl, R.G., 2015, Organic Carbon Burial in Lakes and Reservoirs of the Conterminous United States: Environmental Science and Technology, doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00373.

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Organic carbon (OC) burial in lacustrine sediments represents an important sink in the global carbon cycle; however, large-scale OC burial rates are poorly constrained, primarily because of the sparseness of available data sets. Here we present an analysis of OC burial rates in water bodies of the conterminous U.S. (CONUS) that takes advantage of recently developed national-scale data sets on reservoir sedimentation rates, sediment OC concentrations, lake OC burial rates, and water body distributions. We relate these data to basin characteristics and land use in a geostatistical analysis to develop an empirical model of OC burial in water bodies of the CONUS. Our results indicate that CONUS water bodies sequester 20.8 (95% CI: 9.4–65.8) [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00373
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journalEnvironmental Science & Technology
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languageEnglish
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