Emerging patterns in the global distribution of dissolved organic matter fluorescence

Urban J. Wünsch*, Rasmus Bro, Colin A. Stedmon, Philip Wenig, Kathleen R. Murphy

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Abstract

The spectra responsible for natural dissolved organic matter (DOM) fluorescence in 90 peer-reviewed studies have been compared using new similarity metrics. Numerous spectra cluster in specific wavelength regions. The emerging patterns suggest that most fluorescence spectra are not tied to biogeochemical origin, but exist across a wide range of different environments
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnalytical Methods
Volume11
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)888-893
ISSN1759-9660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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