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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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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 46 24%
Researcher 29 15%
Student > Master 26 13%
Student > Bachelor 19 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 5%
Other 26 13%
Unknown 39 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 55 28%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 41 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 16%
Chemistry 4 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 14 7%
Unknown 46 24%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 385. 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 03 March 2023.
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