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Inland waters and their role in the carbon cycle of Alaska

Overview of attention for article published in Ecological Applications, July 2017
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Inland waters and their role in the carbon cycle of Alaska
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Ecological Applications, July 2017
DOI 10.1002/eap.1552
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Sarah M. Stackpoole, David E. Butman, David W. Clow, Kristine L. Verdin, Benjamin V. Gaglioti, Hélène Genet, Robert G. Striegl


The magnitude of Alaska (AK) inland waters carbon (C) fluxes is likely to change in the future due to amplified climate warming impacts on the hydrology and biogeochemical processes in high latitude regions. Although current estimates of major aquatic C fluxes represent an essential baseline against which future change can be compared, a comprehensive assessment for AK has not yet been completed. To address this gap, we combined available datasets and applied consistent methodologies to estimate river lateral C export to the coast, river and lake carbon dioxide (CO2 ) and methane (CH4 ) emissions, and C burial in lakes for the six major hydrologic regions in the state. Estimated total aquatic C flux for AK was 41 Tg C yr(-1) . Major components of this total flux, in Tg C yr(-1) , were 18 for river lateral export, 17 for river CO2 emissions, and 8 for lake CO2 emissions. Lake C burial offset these fluxes by 2 Tg C yr(-1) . River and lake CH4 emissions were 0.03 and 0.10 Tg C yr(-1) , respectively. The Southeast and South - Central regions had the highest temperature, precipitation, terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP), and C yields (fluxes normalized to land area) were 77 and 42 g C m(-2) yr(-1) , respectively. Lake CO2 emissions represented over half of the total aquatic flux from the Southwest (37 g C m(-2) yr(-1) ). The North Slope, Northwest, and Yukon regions had lesser yields (11, 15, and 17 g C m(2) yr(-1) ), but these estimates may be the most vulnerable to future climate change, because of the heightened sensitivity of arctic and boreal ecosystems to intensified warming. Total aquatic C yield for AK was 27 g C m(-2) yr(-1) , which represented 16% of the estimated terrestrial NPP. Freshwater ecosystems represent a significant conduit for C loss, and a more comprehensive view of land-water-atmosphere interactions is necessary to predict future climate change impacts on the Alaskan ecosystem C balance. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Unknown 63 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 25%
Researcher 16 25%
Student > Master 10 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 5%
Student > Bachelor 3 5%
Other 11 17%
Unknown 4 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 25 40%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 13 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 16%
Engineering 2 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 8 13%

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