Methane cycling in the sediments of Lake Washington

Limnology and Oceanography
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About half of the methane flux from depth is oxidized to CO2 in the upper 0.7 cm of the sediments and the remainder escapes into the water column. In terms of the total carbon budget of the lake, the upward flux of methane is insignificant with only about 2% of the carbon fixed by primary production being returned as methane. The upward flux of methane, however, does represent about 20% of the organic carbon decomposed within the sediments. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Methane cycling in the sediments of Lake Washington
Series title Limnology and Oceanography
Volume 33
Issue 4
Year Published 1988
Language English
Publisher American Society of Limnology and OCeanography
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Limnology and Oceanography
First page 571
Last page 581
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