Phosphorus deposition from the epilimnion of Onondaga Lake.

M. C. Wodka, S. W. Effler, Charles T Driscoll

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Abstract

In the calcium-rich, hypereutrophic, Onondata Lake, a linear relationship between overlying concentrations of particulate P and downward flux (mg P m-2 d-1) of P was only weakly supported. About 30% of the P deposited was in inorganic form. The time-averaged flux of particulate P 845.4 mg P m-2 d-1) was greater than any values in the literature for other systems. The substantial contribution of inorganic P to total P deposition and the large magnitude of the overall downward flux may be attributed to oversaturation with respect to the solubility of calcite in the epilimnion, which facilitates sedimentation of P with calcite and may also enhance the settling of phytoplankton cells. Phosphorus settling acros the metalimnion cycles vertically on the average about three times before it is exported from the lake or incorporated into the sediments.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLimnology & Oceanography
Pages833-843
Number of pages11
Volume30
Edition4
StatePublished - 1985

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Wodka, M. C., Effler, S. W., & Driscoll, C. T. (1985). Phosphorus deposition from the epilimnion of Onondaga Lake. In Limnology & Oceanography (4 ed., Vol. 30, pp. 833-843)

Phosphorus deposition from the epilimnion of Onondaga Lake. / Wodka, M. C.; Effler, S. W.; Driscoll, Charles T.

Limnology & Oceanography. Vol. 30 4. ed. 1985. p. 833-843.

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Wodka, MC, Effler, SW & Driscoll, CT 1985, Phosphorus deposition from the epilimnion of Onondaga Lake. in Limnology & Oceanography. 4 edn, vol. 30, pp. 833-843.
Wodka MC, Effler SW, Driscoll CT. Phosphorus deposition from the epilimnion of Onondaga Lake. In Limnology & Oceanography. 4 ed. Vol. 30. 1985. p. 833-843
Wodka, M. C. ; Effler, S. W. ; Driscoll, Charles T. / Phosphorus deposition from the epilimnion of Onondaga Lake. Limnology & Oceanography. Vol. 30 4. ed. 1985. pp. 833-843
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