The spatial and temporal distribution of humic substances in aquatic ecosystems can have important effects on ecosystem productivity, negatively impacting primary productivity while positively impacting secondary productivity. In the present investigation, a large shallow lake ecosystem was studied to determine the spatial and seasonal variation of the Hydrobiology, composition and concentration of humic substances. Concentrations of total dissolved orMinister of Agriculture, ganic matter, humic acid, and fulvic acid were found to display significant spatial distributions (1.3...13.5 mg/L, DOM; 0.1...5.4 mg/L, HA). The distribution is described by using mapping techniques and the analysis of the spatial distribution of the lake. An analysis of the seasonal variations also indicated the dependence of the occurrence of these compounds on meteorological and hydrological conditions. To identify the potential sources of these organic materials, an analysis was made of the ratio of humic and fulvic acid fractions and total DOM. It was found that areas of high DOM concentration coincided with the areas of highest HA percentage of total DOM. Furthermore using the ratio of the normalised concentrations of HA, FA, and residual DOM (< 5000 g/mol) it was found that areas dominated by each are spatially distinct. This confirms the hypothesis that in these shallow lakes, photodegradation and bacterioplankton activity will create a residence time dependent zonation of each component of the total DOM.

Mazzuoli, ., Loiselle, S.A., Hull, V., Bracchini, L., & Rossi, C. (2003). The analysis of the seasonal, spatial and compositional distribution of humic substances in a subtropical shallow lake. ACTA HYDROCHIMICA ET HYDROBIOLOGICA, 31, 461-468 [10.1002/aheh.200300509].

The analysis of the seasonal, spatial and compositional distribution of humic substances in a subtropical shallow lake

LOISELLE, STEVEN ARTHUR;ROSSI, CLAUDIO
2003

Abstract

The spatial and temporal distribution of humic substances in aquatic ecosystems can have important effects on ecosystem productivity, negatively impacting primary productivity while positively impacting secondary productivity. In the present investigation, a large shallow lake ecosystem was studied to determine the spatial and seasonal variation of the Hydrobiology, composition and concentration of humic substances. Concentrations of total dissolved orMinister of Agriculture, ganic matter, humic acid, and fulvic acid were found to display significant spatial distributions (1.3...13.5 mg/L, DOM; 0.1...5.4 mg/L, HA). The distribution is described by using mapping techniques and the analysis of the spatial distribution of the lake. An analysis of the seasonal variations also indicated the dependence of the occurrence of these compounds on meteorological and hydrological conditions. To identify the potential sources of these organic materials, an analysis was made of the ratio of humic and fulvic acid fractions and total DOM. It was found that areas of high DOM concentration coincided with the areas of highest HA percentage of total DOM. Furthermore using the ratio of the normalised concentrations of HA, FA, and residual DOM (< 5000 g/mol) it was found that areas dominated by each are spatially distinct. This confirms the hypothesis that in these shallow lakes, photodegradation and bacterioplankton activity will create a residence time dependent zonation of each component of the total DOM.
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