Plumbing the Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Inland Waters into the Terrestrial Carbon Budget

@article{Cole2006PlumbingTG,
  title={Plumbing the Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Inland Waters into the Terrestrial Carbon Budget},
  author={Jonathan J. Cole and Yves T. Prairie and Nina F. Caraco and William H. McDowell and Lars J. Tranvik and Robert G. Striegl and Carlos M. Duarte and Pirkko Kortelainen and John A. Downing and Jack J. Middelburg and John M. Melack},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={172-185}
}
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 potentially important quantitative components of the carbon cycle at either global or regional scales. By taking published estimates of gas exchange, sediment accumulation, and carbon transport for a variety of aquatic systems, we have constructed a budget for the role of inland water ecosystems in the… 
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