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Nutrient dynamics in partially drained arctic thaw lakes

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Joshua C. Koch, Tom F. Fondell, Joel A. Schmutz, and Sarah M. Laske, 2018, Nutrient dynamics in partially drained arctic thaw lakes: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, v. 123, iss. 2.

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Thaw lakes are ubiquitous on arctic coastal plains (ACPs). While many thaw lakes have steep banks, stable water levels, and static surface areas, others only partially fill their basins and vary in area over the summer. These partially drained lakes (PDLs) are hydrologically connected to the wetlands immediately surrounding them. Heat and nutrient availability limit aquatic productivity on ACPs, and we hypothesized that shallow shorelines and greater hydrologic connectivity with the landscape should result in greater nutrient concentrations and biogeochemical cycling in PDLs. We tested this by monitoring water chemistry in lakes with varying levels of seasonal drainage in sandy and silty peaty lowland sites on the ACP of Alaska. One [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1002/2017JG004187
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