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Pan-Arctic distributions of continental runoff in the Arctic Ocean
Description: Continental runoff is a major source of freshwater, nutrients and terrigenous material to the Arctic Ocean. As such, it influences water column stratification, light attenuation, surface heating, gas exchange, biological productivity and carbon sequestration. Increasing river discharge and thawing permafrost suggest that the impacts of continental runoff on these processes are changing. Here, a new optical proxy was developed and implemented with remote sensing to determine the first pan-Arctic distribution of terrigenous dissolved organic matter (tDOM) and continental runoff in the surface Arctic Ocean. [Source: Nature Scientific Reports]
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Source: Nature Scientific Reports
Publish Date: 9/7/2013
Reading Level: Expert
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