Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovations

Seasonal variations of terrestrial Dissolved Organic Carbon loading in response to rainfall events

Authors
Huijiao Qiao, Jian Xu, Jilin Yan
Corresponding Author
Huijiao Qiao
Available Online March 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceti-16.2016.44How to use a DOI?
Keywords
DOC, Rainfall, Agricultural land-uses, Antecedent precipitation, Different Seasons
Abstract
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) loading from lands to rivers in response to rainfall events are the major carbon sources to aquatic ecosystem. We used high-resolution measurements to determine the runoff exports of DOC from the Chippewa River and watershed which was largely dominated by agricultural land-uses. It was found that DOC concentrations in spring were higher than in autumn and discharges in spring affected by snowmelt were larger and varied more widely than in autumn in this mixed watershed. We focused on the effect of antecedent 10-day rainfall on DOC variation and exports for the different magnitudes rainfall events. It showed that the antecedent precipitation (field moisture conditions) greatly determined the extent of DOC export. It was also shown that the DOC-Discharge distributions for storm-events were generally asymmetric, whereby they were positively skewed and it was greatly different between different seasons.
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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovations
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
March 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-170-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iceti-16.2016.44How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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