10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
[AHW22-12] Dynamics of particulate organic matter in a small lagoon, Lake Kiba, in Japan
Keywords:radiocarbon, suspended solids, carbon isotopes
Water samples were monthly collected at the central lake in the periods of 2014-2016. The percentage and concentration of particulate organic carbon (POC), particulate nitrogen (PN) were measured and calculated from freeze-dried suspended solid which was pretreated from approximately 60 liters of water sample by using continuous flow centrifugation method.
Particulate organic carbon (POC) concentrations of 0.44–5.01 mg/L, δ13C and Δ14C values were, respectively, –32.0 to –22.8 ‰ and –157 to –33 ‰. The organic matter in suspended solid samples consistently showed depleted 14C. The carbon isotopes showed seasonal variation, higher in summer, with positive correlation to POC contents. These results indicate that the POC characteristics are controlled by a mixture of two endmembers, organic matter produced by phytoplankton activity within the lake and the watershed organic matter. However, the relation between Δ14C and δ13C values in 2014 and 2015 is different from that in 2016. The similar difference is observed for the relation between Δ14C and POC content for suspended solids. We will discuss about the variation of carbon isotope signatures based on primary production and climate condition.