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Volume 9, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 9, 737–752, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-737-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 9, 737–752, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-737-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 20 Apr 2015

Research article | 20 Apr 2015

Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in Arctic ground ice

M. Fritz et al.
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Ground ice in permafrost has not, until now, been considered to be a source of dissolved organic carbon (DOC), dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and other elements that are important for ecosystems and carbon cycling. Ice wedges in the Arctic Yedoma region hold 45.2 Tg DOC (Tg = 10^12g), 33.6 Tg DIC and a freshwater reservoir of 4200 km³. Leaching of terrestrial organic matter is the most relevant process of DOC sequestration into ground ice.
Ground ice in permafrost has not, until now, been considered to be a source of dissolved organic...
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