Reference : Variability of carbon dioxide and methane in the epilimnion of Lake Kivu
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Variability of carbon dioxide and methane in the epilimnion of Lake Kivu
English
Borges, Alberto mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
Bouillon, S. [> >]
Abril, G. [> >]
Delille, Bruno mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
Poirier, D. [> >]
Commarieu, Marc-Vincent mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
Lepoint, Gilles mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de Biologie, Ecologie et Evolution > Océanologie >]
Morana, C. [> >]
Champenois, Willy mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
Servais, P. [> >]
Descy, J.-P. [> >]
Darchambeau, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Océanographie chimique >]
2012
Lake Kivu: Limnology and biogeochemistry of a tropical great lake
Descy, J.-P.
Darchambeau, François mailto
Schmid, M.
Springer
Aquatic Ecology Series
47-66
Yes
978-94-007-4242-0
[en] Lac Kivu ; CO2 ; CH4
[en] We report a dataset of the partial pressure of CO2 (pCO2) and me-thane concentrations (CH4) in the surface waters of Lake Kivu ob-tained during four cruises covering the two main seasons (rainy and dry). Spatial gradients of surface pCO2 and CH4 concentrations were modest in the main basin. In Kabuno Bay, pCO2 and CH4 concentra-tions in surface waters were higher, owing to the stronger influence of subaquatic springs from depth. Seasonal variations of pCO2 and CH4 in the main basin of Lake Kivu were strongly driven by deepen-ing of the epilimnion and the resulting entrainment of water charac-terized by higher pCO2 and CH4 concentrations. Physical and chem-ical vertical patterns in Kabuno Bay were seasonally stable, owing to a stronger stratification and smaller surface area inducing fetch limi-tation of wind driven turbulence. A global and regional cross-system comparison of pCO2 and CH4 concentrations in surface waters of lakes highlights the peculiarity of Kabuno Bay in terms of pCO2 values in surface waters. In terms of surface CH4 concentrations, both Kabuno Bay and the main basin of Lake Kivu are at the lower end of values in lakes globally, despite the huge amounts of CH4 and CO2 in the deeper layers of the lake.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/124713
10.1007/978-94-007-4243-7_4
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-94-007-4243-7#section=1074820&page=1&locus=0
http://reflexions.ulg.ac.be/lackivu

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