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Plumbing the Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Inland Waters into the Terrestrial Carbon Budget
A BSTRACTBecause freshwater covers such a small fraction of the Earth’s surface area, inland freshwater ecosystems (particularly lakes, rivers, and reservoirs) have rarely been considered as
The global abundance and size distribution of lakes, ponds, and impoundments
One of the major impediments to the integration of lentic ecosystems into global environmental analyses has been fragmentary data on the extent and size distribution of lakes, ponds, and
Methane emissions from lakes: Dependence of lake characteristics, two regional assessments, and a global estimate
[ 1] Lake sediments are "hot spots'' of methane production in the landscape. However, regional and global lake methane emissions, contributing to the greenhouse effect, are poorly known. We develop
Lakes and reservoirs as regulators of carbon cycling and climate
We explore the role of lakes in carbon cycling and global climate, examine the mechanisms influencing carbon pools and transformations in lakes, and discuss how the metabolism of carbon in the inland
The boundless carbon cycle
The terrestrial biosphere is assumed to take up most of the carbon on land. However, it is becoming clear that inland waters process large amounts of organic carbon and must be considered in
A global inventory of lakes based on high‐resolution satellite imagery
An accurate description of the abundance and size distribution of lakes is critical to quantifying limnetic contributions to the global carbon cycle. However, estimates of global lake abundance are
Freshwater Methane Emissions Offset the Continental Carbon Sink
The continental GHG sink may be considerably overestimated, and freshwaters need to be recognized as important in the global carbon cycle.
Carbon emission from hydroelectric reservoirs linked to reservoir age and latitude
Hydroelectric reservoirs cover an area of 3.4 x 10(5) km(2) and comprise about 20% of all reservoirs. In addition, they contain large stores of formerly terrestrial organic carbon. Significant amou
Patterns and regulation of dissolved organic carbon: An analysis of 7,500 widely distributed lakes
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is a key parameter in lakes that can affect numerous features, including microbial metabolism, light climate, acidity, and primary production. In an attempt to
Temperature independence of carbon dioxide supersaturation in global lakes
[1] A growing body of evidence suggests that most of the world's lakes are supersaturated with CO2 and export significant amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere. Still, the temperature dependence of the