Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 441, Issue 1, pp 1568–1571 | Cite as

Export of dissolved carbon from watersheds of the Central Siberian Plateau

  • A. S. ProkushkinEmail author
  • O. S. Pokrovsky
  • L. S. Shirokova
  • M. A. Korets
  • J. Viers
  • W. H. McDowell


The influence of climatic and forest conditions on space and time variations in the concentrations and export of two forms of dissolved carbon (DOC) and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in rivers of the Central Siberian cryolithic zone (Yenisei River basin) draining territory characterized by relatively homogeneous composition of parent rocks was analyzed. Rivers of the northern (Tembenchi and Kochechum rivers), central (Nidym River), and southern parts (Lower Tunguska and Podkamennaya Tunguska rivers) of the Central Siberian Plateau traps were selected as objects of investigation. Along with growth of the water flow rate, increase in the productivity and reserves of carbon in the biogeocenosis of the cryolithic zone leads to significant (more than twice) increase in export of terrigenous DOC and DIC to the hydrographic network.


Dissolve Inorganic Carbon Dissolve Organic Carbon Concentration Water Flow Rate Dissolve Inorganic Carbon Concentration Altitudinal Belt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Prokushkin
    • 1
  • O. S. Pokrovsky
    • 2
    • 3
  • L. S. Shirokova
    • 2
  • M. A. Korets
    • 1
  • J. Viers
    • 3
  • W. H. McDowell
    • 4
  1. 1.Sukachev Institute of the Forest, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Ecological Problems of the North, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesArkhangelskRussia
  3. 3.Laboratory of Mechanisms and Transport in GeologyUniversity of ToulouseToulouseFrance
  4. 4.University of New HampshireDurhamUSA

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