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Increasing dissimilarity of water chemical compositions in a warmer climate

Weyhenmeyer, Gesa (2009). Increasing dissimilarity of water chemical compositions in a warmer climate. Global biogeochemical cycles. 23 :2 , 1-7
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Understanding variability patterns of biogeochemical conditions in water is a key issue for water management strategies. Here a unique homogeneous data set of 1041 Swedish boreal lakes, sampled during three lake inventories along an 8 degrees latitudinal temperature gradient, revealed a systematic increase in the variability of the water chemical composition between lakes with increasing temperatures. The variability pattern was consistent on a spatial and temporal scale and became especially apparent for water chemical variables showing an in-lake biological process-driven seasonality, such as nitrogen, pH, silica, and organic carbon. The degree of dissimilarity in the chemical composition between lakes was well related to the duration of the main growing and runoff season (D-T > 0), both on a spatial scale (R-2 = 0.57-0.79, P < 0.05) and a temporal scale (R-2 = 0.99, P < 0.05). It is suggested that D-T > 0 is a very suitable proxy to explain biogeochemical variability patterns between lakes. According to this study, a further temperature increase will result in an increased biogeochemical dissimilarity between lakes.

Authors/Creators:Weyhenmeyer, Gesa
Title:Increasing dissimilarity of water chemical compositions in a warmer climate
Series Name/Journal:Global biogeochemical cycles
Year of publishing :2009
Page range:1-7
Number of Pages:7
Publisher:American Geophysical Union
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:SLU - Environmental assessment > Programme Climate
SLU - Environmental assessment > Programme Lakes and watercourses
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:M Aquatic sciences and fisheries > M01 Fisheries and aquaculture - General aspects
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Fish and Aquacultural Science
Agrovoc terms:chemical composition, lakes, biological processes, temperature, sweden
Keywords:chemical composition, lakes, biological processes, temperature, sweden
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Web of Science (WoS)000265101600001
Alternative URL:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2008GB003318/full
ID Code:12433
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
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Deposited On:29 Jul 2015 13:20
Metadata Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 14:17

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