Spatial and Temporal Correlates of Greenhouse Gas Diffusion from a Hydropower Reservoir in the Southern United States [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2015.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- pages 5,910-5,927 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Emissions of CO<sub>2</sub> and CH<sub>4</sub> from freshwater reservoirs constitute a globally significant source of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), but knowledge gaps remain with regard to spatiotemporal drivers of emissions. We document the spatial and seasonal variation in surface diffusion of CO<sub>2</sub> and CH<sub>4</sub> from Douglas Lake, a hydropower reservoir in Tennessee, USA. Monthly estimates across 13 reservoir sites from January to November 2010 indicated that surface diffusions ranged from 236 to 18,806 mg m<sup>-2</sup> day<sup>-1</sup> for CO<sub>2</sub> and 0 to 0.95 mg m<sup>-2</sup> day<sup>-1</sup> for CH<sub>4</sub>. Next, we developed statistical models using spatial and physicochemical variables to predict surface diffusions of CO<sub>2</sub> and CH<sub>4</sub>. Models explained 22.7 and 20.9% of the variation in CO<sub>2</sub> and CH4 diffusions, respectively, and identified pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and Julian day as the most informative important predictors. These findings provide baseline estimates of GHG emissions from a reservoir in eastern temperate North America a region for which estimates of reservoir GHGs emissions are limited. Our statistical models effectively characterized non-linear and threshold relationships between physicochemical predictors and GHG emissions. Further refinement of such models will aid in predicting current GHG emissions in unsampled reservoirs and forecasting future GHG emissions.
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Water (Basel) 7 ISSN 2073-4441 AM
Mosher, Jennifer [Marshall University, West Virginia]; Fortner, Allison; Phillips, Jana Randolph [ORNL]; Bevelhimer, Mark; Arthur Stewart; Troia, Matthew.
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