Modeling CO2 emissions from Arctic lakes
What is it about?
This study is about the development and validation of a one-dimensional process-based lake biogeochemistry model that can be used to simulate CO2 emissions from Arctic lakes.
Why is it important?
Few lake biogeochemistry models are developed specifically for Arctic lakes which are found to be important in understanding the global carbon cycle. In this study, we developed a one-dimensional process-based lake biogeochemistry model that explicitly simulates the dynamics of organic and inorganic carbon in Arctic lakes. The model can reproduce the seasonal variability of CO2 fluxes from the study Arctic lakes. Importantly, it can simulate the whole-lake carbon balance of Arctic lakes, a difficult task for field and laboratory experiments and other biogeochemistry models.
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