Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 277–283 | Cite as

Carbon dioxide, oxygen, and biogenic elements in subglacial water in the littoral zone of Southern Baikal (2004–2016)

  • V. M. Domysheva
  • D. A. PestunovEmail author
  • M. V. Sakirko
  • A. M. Shamrin
  • M. V. Panchenko
Optical Instrumentation


Results of the annual series of complex measurements of carbon dioxide, oxygen, and biogenic elements in the subglacial water in the littoral zone of the southern area of Lake Baikal, carried out from 2004 to 2016, are analyzed. It was found that the plankton photosynthetic activity significantly decreases the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in water (to 240–350 μatm) as compared to the partial pressure of CO2 in the atmosphere (about 385 μatm) by the end of ice cover season. Hence, the CO2 flux can be directed only from the atmosphere to the water surface during the ice breakup in the littoral zone of Southern Baikal.


Baikal carbon dioxide oxygen nitrates phosphates silicon ice period diurnal variation photosynthesis optical characteristics of the ice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Domysheva
    • 1
  • D. A. Pestunov
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • M. V. Sakirko
    • 1
  • A. M. Shamrin
    • 2
  • M. V. Panchenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Limnological Institute, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia
  2. 2.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  3. 3.National Research Tomsk Polytechnic UniversityomskRussia

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