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Deoxygenation of temperate lakes

Oxygen losses in warming lakes may be amplified by enhanced decomposition and stronger thermal stratification or oxygen may increase as a result of enhanced primary production. The concentration of dissolved oxygen in aquatic systems helps to regulate biodiversity, nutrient biogeochemistry, greenhouse gas emissions, and the quality of drinking water. The long-term declines in dissolved oxygen concentrations in coastal and ocean waters have been linked to climate warming and human activity, but little is known about the changes in dissolved oxygen concentrations in lakes. The solubility of dissolved oxygen decreases with increasing water temperatures, How can we predict the long term trajectory as we celebrate World ocean Day ?

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