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The world’s largest High Arctic lake responds rapidly to climate warming

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, March 2018
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Title
The world’s largest High Arctic lake responds rapidly to climate warming
Published in
Nature Communications, March 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-03685-z
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Authors

Igor Lehnherr, Vincent L. St. Louis, Martin Sharp, Alex S. Gardner, John P. Smol, Sherry L. Schiff, Derek C. G. Muir, Colleen A. Mortimer, Neil Michelutti, Charles Tarnocai, Kyra A. St. Pierre, Craig A. Emmerton, Johan A. Wiklund, Günter Köck, Scott F. Lamoureux, Charles H. Talbot

Abstract

Using a whole-watershed approach and a combination of historical, contemporary, modeled and paleolimnological datasets, we show that the High Arctic's largest lake by volume (Lake Hazen) has succumbed to climate warming with only a ~1 °C relative increase in summer air temperatures. This warming deepened the soil active layer and triggered large mass losses from the watershed's glaciers, resulting in a ~10 times increase in delivery of glacial meltwaters, sediment, organic carbon and legacy contaminants to Lake Hazen, a >70% decrease in lake water residence time, and near certainty of summer ice-free conditions. Concomitantly, the community assemblage of diatom primary producers in the lake shifted dramatically with declining ice cover, from shoreline benthic to open-water planktonic species, and the physiological condition of the only fish species in the lake, Arctic Char, declined significantly. Collectively, these changes place Lake Hazen in a biogeochemical, limnological and ecological regime unprecedented within the past ~300 years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 29%
Student > Master 12 19%
Researcher 11 18%
Student > Bachelor 9 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 5%
Other 9 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 20 32%
Environmental Science 17 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 18%
Unspecified 5 8%
Chemistry 3 5%
Other 6 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 321. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 December 2018.
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#33,751
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#480
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#1,870
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#1
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