Hydrochemistry, water level, and discharge of water from Samoylov Island, Lena Delta, northeastern Siberia, in 2008

Although ponds make up roughly half of the total area of surface water in permafrost landscapes, their relevance to carbon dioxide emissions on a landscape scale has, to date, remained largely unknown. We have therefore investigated the inflows and outflows of dissolved organic and inorganic carbon from lakes, ponds, and outlets on Samoylov Island, in the Lena Delta of northeastern Siberia in September 2008, together with their carbon dioxide emissions. Outgassing of carbon dioxide (CO2) from these ponds and lakes, which cover 25% of Samoylov Island, was found to account for between 74 and 81% of the calculated net landscape-scale CO2 emissions of 0.2-1.1 g C/m**2/d during September 2008, of which 28-43% was from ponds and 27-46% from lakes. The lateral export of dissolved carbon was negligible compared to the gaseous emissions due to the small volumes of runoff. […]

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Source https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.805270
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  • Author Name: Anna Abnizova
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  • Temporal coverage start: 2008-07-29T00:00:00  Temporal coverage end: 2008-09-21T00:00:00
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Station research-station-samoylov-island
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    Date published 2012-01-15
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    • Publisher name: PANGAEA  Publisher URL: https://www.pangaea.de/
    License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/