The Absorption of Light in Lakes: Negative Impact of Dissolved Organic Carbon on Primary Productivity

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Thrane, Jan-Erik ; Hessen, Dag O. ; Andersen, Tom (2014)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: Ecosystems 1,040-1,052 (issn: 1432-9840)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s10021-014-9776-2
  • Subject: Ecology | Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics | Environmental Chemistry

Colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) absorbs a substantial fraction of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) in boreal lakes. However, few studies have systematically estimated how this light absorption influences pelagic primary productivity. In this study, 75 b... View more
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