Inorganic carbon addition stimulates snow algae primary productivity

  title={Inorganic carbon addition stimulates snow algae primary productivity},
  author={Trinity L. Hamilton and Jeff R. Havig},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  pages={857 - 860}
Earth has experienced glacial/interglacial oscillations accompanied by changes in atmospheric CO 2 throughout much of its history. Today over 15 million square kilometers of Earth’s land surface is covered in ice including glaciers, ice caps, and ice sheets. Glaciers are teeming with life and supraglacial snow and ice surfaces are often darkened by the presence of photoautotrophic snow algae, resulting in accelerated melt due to lowered albedo. Few studies report the productivity of snow algal… 

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